U.N.: SYRIAN OPPOSITION MUST ACCEPT IT HAS NOT WON THE WAR

rebelsSyrian opposition must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al Assad, U.N. peace talks mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.

De Mistura suggested the war was almost over because many countries get involved principally to defeat Islamic State in Syria and a national ceasefire should follow soon after. The main rebel-held Idlib city would be “frozen”.

“For the opposition the message is very clear: if they were planning to win the war, facts are proving that is not the case. So, now it’s time to win the peace,” he told reporters.

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