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Tillerson again insists Syrian leader Assad must go


October 27, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doubled down Thursday on Washington's call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, looking past recent battlefield gains by his Russian-backed forces to insist that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end."

Tillerson made the comments after what he called a "fruitful" meeting with the U.N.'s envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who later announced plans to resume U.N.-mediated peace Syrian talks Nov. 28. It will be the eighth such round under his mediation in Geneva since early 2016.

The top U.S. diplomat used the oc...

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