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Syrian minister optimistic on Kurdish talks


  • World
  • Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A Syrian government minister expressed optimism on Wednesday over dialogue with Kurdish groups that want to strike a political deal with Damascus, suggesting progress had been made in contacts mediated by Russia.

Kurdish-led groups who control swathes of northern Syria have revived contacts with Damascus in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from their region. These groups are keen to stave off any Turkish attack.

   

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