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Damascus was 2-3 weeks from falling when Russia intervened: Lavrov
January 17, 2017 / 9:22 AM / a year ago

Damascus was 2-3 weeks from falling when Russia intervened: Lavrov

MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Syrian capital of Damascus was two to three weeks away from falling to terrorists when Russia intervened in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference on Tuesday. (Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Winning and Katya Golubkova; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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