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Syrian opposition set to attend Rome talks

26 February 2013 Last updated at 11:19 GMT

The Syrian opposition has decided it will attend an international summit in Rome which it initially announced it would boycott.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Minister William Hague have successfully convinced Syrian Opposition Council President Moaz Al-Khatib to attend Thursday's talks.

The group had previously announced it would boycott the talks because of "the world's silence" over the violence, as Jim Muir reports from Beirut.