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A Free Syrian Army is pictured through a hole in the old city of Aleppo August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia told U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that attacking Syria to punish the government for the alleged use of poison gas would destabilise the country and the region, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
In a telephone call on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Brahimi that "attempts at a military solution will lead only to the further destabilisation of the situation in (Syria) and the region," a ministry statement said.
(Writing by Steve Gutterman, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
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