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    Aleppo Assault Prompts UN to Suspend Syrian Peace Talks

    They’re going to take a break. Assad’s regime, backed by Russian airstrikes, has started pounding the northern Syrian city like never before, just two days after peace talks got underway in Geneva. Negotiators are temporarily halting talks in response to the offensive, which has Syrian government troops, backed by Russia, advancing on the opposition despite U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry’s warning yesterday that “we expect a ceasefire.” His Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, said today that Moscow won’t not stop until they’ve defeated terrorist groups like ISIS and Nusra Front.

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