45 dead in suicide bomb attack in Syria

45 dead in suicide bomb attack in Syria

At least 45 people have died in a suicide bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The blast comes as the country's main opposition group meets with Staffan de Mistura - the UN's peace envoy in Geneva.

The High Negotiations Committee has said the peace talks with the Assad regime can't get begin until there's an end to air raids on rebel territory.

It also wants humanitarian aid for besieged towns.

Farah Atassi is a spokesperson for the opposition HNC: “We are here for political negotiations.

“But we cannot start those until we have those gestures, so we are counting on our friends definitely.

“We know Staffan de Mistura, he wants to achieve something on this file, he can not achieve a lot on his own so we need our friends to push for that.”

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