Russia rejects Assad exit as precondition for Syria deal




 
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Russia rejects Assad exit as precondition for Syria deal
 
January 12th, 2013  
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Russia rejects Assad exit as precondition for Syria deal
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia voiced support on Saturday for international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi but insisted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's exit cannot be a precondition for a deal to end the country's conflict. Some 60,000 Syrians have been killed during the 21-month-old revolt and world powers are divided over how to stop the escalating bloodshed. Government aircraft bombed outer districts of Damascus on Saturday after being grounded for a week by stormy weather, opposition activists in the capital said. ...




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