Rescheduled for Friday... what would be the first talks on resolving the 5 year conflict in syria, since discussions collapsed two years ago.UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura explained how the talks will work this monday... They're expected to take six months, and the sides will not talk directly to each other, at least to begin with... They'll also include civil society and women's groups, with diplomats shuttling between the various camps.SOT U.N. envoy Staffan de MisturaI can tell you in advance don't be surprised there will be a lot of posturing, we know that, a lot of walkouts and walk ins, because a bomb has fallen or because someone has done an attack and you will see that happening. we should not be impressed nor depressed, but its likely to happen. the important thing is to keep the momentum.The first phase of talks would last 2-3 weeks, with their main focus on a ceasefire, stopping the Islamic State group, and increasing humanitarian aid. Other priorities would include governance, a constitutional review and future U.N. sponsored elections...The UN syria envoy didnt however give specifics on the main question at hand.. who would be recieving an invitation... He said discussions on who should take part were ongoing in various cities...The High Negotiations Committee, a coalition of opposition groups formed last year in Riyadh, insist they will not attend unless they can choose their own delegation. However the Committee excludes Syria's main Kurdish force and other opposition figures, and Russia brands some groups within it as "terrorist" organisations.The HNC group says it will discuss its position again on Tuesday...

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The United Nations said on Monday it would issue invitations for marathon Syrian peace talks to begin on Friday