Rebels Could Be Involved In Syrian Peace Talks05:32
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Syrian Opposition Council President Khaled Khoja speaks during a press conference during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015 at the UN in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian Opposition Council President Khaled Khoja speaks during a press conference during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015 at the UN in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad are meeting in Saudi Arabia this week. The goal is to try to unite the rebels so they can take a seat at the table when international talks aimed at ending the civil war resume later this month.

Syria analyst Jennifer Cafarella tells Here & Now's Eric Westervelt that there's no way a peace deal can be reached unless the warring factions are part of the talks.

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  • Jennifer Cafarella, the Evans Hanson Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, where she focuses on Syria, the Syrian civil war and opposition groups, as well as the activities of ISIS.

This segment aired on December 8, 2015.

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