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Kerry and Lavrov to discuss Syria peace talks

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Top US diplomat John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart Monday after trying to entice Syrian rebels into Geneva peace talks by vowing to exclude the Moscow-backed Damascus regime from any future transition government. 

Opposition fighters fire a homemade rocket launcher during clashes with government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on January 12, 2014

Kerry said he was "confident" the opposition would attend the upcoming talks in Switzerland, speaking after a meeting in Paris Sunday of the "Friends of Syria" group of mainly Western and Gulf countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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