Strike that killed Syrian rebel chief complicates peace talks push: U.S.




 
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Strike that killed Syrian rebel chief complicates peace talks push: U.S.
 
December 29th, 2015  
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Strike that killed Syrian rebel chief complicates peace talks push: U.S.
Russian air strikes like the one that killed a top Syrian rebel leader last week send the wrong message to groups engaged in a political dialogue to end the conflict and complicate efforts to begin negotiations, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. Syrian rebel chief Zahran Alloush, the leader of Jaysh al Islam who commanded thousands of fighters in the Damascus suburbs, was killed on Friday in an air strike that rebel sources said was carried out by Russian warplanes. Jaysh al Islam was a participant in the Riyadh conference where Syrian opposition groups agreed on common aims for proposed political negotiations to end the country's civil war and chose a former Syrian prime minister to represent them in the dialogue.




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