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-- A major olive branch being extended in Syria is nearly two year civil war.
But the invitation to speak with opposition leaders was quickly turned down.
An invitation from a country that until now.
Had oppose recognizing the legitimacy of the opposition at all.
We -- -- is live in Jerusalem right now with the latest for us hello -- I padding and no real surprise here that the rebels don't wanna sit down with the Russians nobody used the Russians.
Is an honest broker and number two the rebels now feel like time.
Is on their side for so long we said they were outgunned outmaneuvered the Syrian army had the upper hand -- now things on the battlefield look very different.
The rebels control much of the north they're tightening noose on them besides -- power bases cities like homes and also.
Moving into some of the other central Syrian cities have been able to make.
Some in roads on today feel as though they don't need to stop until they -- aside out of the Paulus is one fighters said in a recent video -- shows.
Some significant changes though on the ground in terms of the Russian so one -- -- invite the rebels to sit down it's another thing that says to the world Russia believes number one.
That the rebels have a real chance at winning here.
And number two also shows the Russians are very concerned Syria for a long time was a staunch Russian ally also.
The Russians -- -- -- -- on the Mediterranean that there navy base is out of in Syria and they're certainly worried that if the rebels do win or win the rebels win is it looks like now is a possibility.
That they will lose that poured in this diplomatic maneuvering.
Maybe a chance to try to save a little bit of face and a little bit of influence in net new Syria.
-- and so -- other powers are sort of participating behind the scenes in this proxy war.
Lots going on here this is for all intent and purposes a war between -- -- Saudi Arabia and other gulf states Iran supports the rubble of resign for Iran supports the regime Saudi Arabia the other gulf states.
Are supporting the rebels and they're willing to supply.
Money and weapons for as long as both sides are willing to kill each other they have little interest at peace deal and a lot to lose by losing or -- -- inside Syria losing this is India.
Very different situation in Libya when Libya Qaddafi fell.
Everything was over now looks like the Syrian civil war could go on for years right now paying about 45000.
People killed there.
The sectarian violence continues that number could easily double back to you.
-- that are reporting live for us thank you.
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