The Free Syrian Army’s defector officers & commanders with a deep military understanding of the on-the-ground situation play a key role in the politics of the Syrian Opposition as they negotiate with the regime at UN talks in Geneva & discuss issues related to the ceasefire at the Astana talks. In Geneva, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) contains 9 Free Syrian Army representatives, other FSA figures support the negotiating team within the consultant delegation to the negotiating team, supporting the negotiation’s agenda for transition in Syria.