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The Departure of Assad Is a Crucial Basis to Ending the Syrian War

Thirty-armed Syrian Opposition groups, fighting against Bashar al Assad in the Levant, have rejected an United Nations(UN) invitation to peace talks. And in turning down the invitation, the groups have reaffirmed that Assad cannot be a part of the solution to the Syrian war.

UN Syrian envoy, Staffan de Mistura, who is expected to preside over consultations on a possible peace to parts of Syria, had invited the groups to be a part of the peace process at meetings set for Geneva, Switzerland. But the group of 30 armed opposition entities, has rejected the invitation based upon a perceived bias they have accused de Mistura of having for the Assad regime, based upon comments the UN diplomat made back in February and based also upon the groups' insistence that Assad cannot be a part of any solution in Syria. 

In February, de Mistura said Assad was part of the solution to the Syrian conflict. His comments angered many who argued that under no conceivable means, based upon the atrocities committed by the Syrian regime, could Assad ever be a part of any solution to peace. De Mistura subsequently tried to clarify his comments by insisting they were taken out of context and that he really meant that Assad was part of the solution to reducing violence in Syria.

Yet, the Syrian Opposition groups have contended that the UN diplomat is bias. In the rejection letter to de Mistura, which Reuters News Service has seen, the groups told de Mistura: "Your positions and your statements, especially your statement that Bashar al Assad is a part of the solution in Syria, have shown and given us a clear impression of your indifference toward massacres that the regime(Assad's) is committing." The groups accused de Mistura of abandoning his neutrality and "standing on the side of one party without the other," Reuters reported.

The groups named de Mistura as "continuing to work with the regime despite its loss of all forms of legitimacy." However, they said they would not reject "any real international effort that includes a clear solution" but that the UN process "lacked any clear basis or means to get to real outcomes."

With regards to the 2012 Geneva Communique - a working framework toward Syrian peace, which set guidelines for ending the violence and launching a political transition in Syria, the groups explained that the Communique "did not refer clearly to the departure of Assad and his regime" which they have contended and affirmed are crucial to "any supposed solution process."

Therefore, 30-armed Syrian Opposition groups have determined that the crimes against humanity committed by the Assad regime, are evident and sufficient enough, to preclude Assad from any solutions to peace in a conflict to which he has perpetrated at the expense of more than 200,000 lives including those of thousands of children and women.