Russia seizes initiative in Syria crisis; France bombs Islamic State




 
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September 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Russia seizes initiative in Syria crisis; France bombs Islamic State


By Arshad Mohammed and John Irish UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia appeared to seize the initiative in international efforts to end the conflict in Syria on Sunday as Washington scrambled to devise a new strategy for the war-ravaged country and France sent warplanes to bomb Islamic State targets. As leaders gathered in New York at the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. U.S. officials said Kerry was working on a new political initiative in New York that would include Russia and key regional powers.




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