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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:11 AM

U.S., Russia, U.N. to meet Syrian opposition on Saturday

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Senior officials from the United States, Russia, the United Nations will meet the Syrian opposition in Munich on Saturday to discuss a political transition in the country, Syrian opposition sources said.

The meeting will be the first where the United States sits down with Russia, which has influence with the Syrian military, and the Syrian opposition in a new push to end the civil war which has left 60,000 dead.

Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Alkhatib will meet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, Syrian Coalition officials said on Friday.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/uk-syria-crisis-meeting-idUKBRE9100BJ20130201

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