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Meeting of Syrian revolutionary groups and diplomats in France
France will on Wednesday host a meeting of Syrian revolutionary groups and diplomats in a bid to boost support for civilian groups managing rebel-held areas, the foreign ministry said.
Foreign ministry deputy spokesman Vincent Floreani said representatives of five "civilian revolutionary councils" will attend the meeting, along with
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Diplomats from around 20 countries are expected to participate, but details of which countries will be represented were not disclosed.
France has said it wants to support such civilian groups in charge of areas "liberated" from the control of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime,
mainly in the north of the country.