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Syria: Fighting rages on as govt. forces battle for Aleppo02:43

Syria: Fighting rages on as govt. forces battle for Aleppo

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
October 15, 2016 at 22:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Government forces gained ground in opposition-held eastern Aleppo, Saturday, as heavy fighting rages on in the battle for the beleaguered city.

The fighting continues as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Lausanne, on the same day for a fresh round of Syria peace talks.

They were joined by the top diplomats of regional powers Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt, alongside UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The revival of the 9 September Russia-US peace deal and respective UN resolutions is top of the meeting's agenda. New initiatives are not expected to be discussed.

Syria: Fighting rages on as govt. forces battle for Aleppo02:43
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Government forces gained ground in opposition-held eastern Aleppo, Saturday, as heavy fighting rages on in the battle for the beleaguered city.

The fighting continues as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Lausanne, on the same day for a fresh round of Syria peace talks.

They were joined by the top diplomats of regional powers Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt, alongside UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The revival of the 9 September Russia-US peace deal and respective UN resolutions is top of the meeting's agenda. New initiatives are not expected to be discussed.

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