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Head of Syrian opposition’s HNC resigns -statement

Riyad Hijab, outgoing head of the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition [file photo]

The head of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, Riad Hijab, resigned on Monday after a nearly two-year term.

A statement from Hijab did not say why he was quitting the Saudi-backed HNC, the main anti-government umbrella bloc, which includes political and armed groups and has represented the opposition in peace talks.

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