SYRIAN OPPOSITION CALLS FOR RUSSIAN SUPPORT IN GENEVA

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Main opposition group hopes support from Moscow in negotiations will put pressure on Damascus.

Syria’s main opposition group has urged Russia to put pressure on the government of President Bashar al Assad to shore up faltering efforts to end the conflict. The rebels’ comments at a fourth round of UN-backed talks in Geneva came as a ceasefire at home fell apart. The High Negotiations Committee, the main opposition group at the UN-sponsored talks, said it expects to meet a Russian delegation on Tuesday in the Swiss city.

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