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Russia's Lavrov says ready for talks with U.S. on rebel pullout from Aleppo
December 3, 2016 / 11:12 AM / a year ago

Russia's Lavrov says ready for talks with U.S. on rebel pullout from Aleppo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday Moscow was ready for talks with the United States about a complete withdrawal of all rebels from Syria’s eastern Aleppo.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after the talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Moscow, Russia, December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Syrian government forces have captured 60 percent of the area previously held by rebels in eastern Aleppo after gaining new ground on the city’s eastern edge, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. [nL5N1DY05N]

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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