Syria's Main Opposition Group in Exile Says it is not Attending UN-hosted Talks in Geneva

The main Syrian opposition group in exile says it's not attending low-level consultations taking place in Geneva and hosted by the U.N. envoy to the war-torn country. Syrian National Coalition chief Khaled Khoja says President Bashar Assad's government is responsible for Syria's conflict, now in its fifth year. Khoja spoke to reporters Monday together with Louay Hussein, longtime Syria-based opposition activist and leader of Building the Syrian State party. Hussein recently fled to Turkey. Assad's forces have recently suffered a string of defeats in northern and southern Syria.