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  Adar 14, 5773 , 24/02/13

US Condemns Allepo Attack, Invites Opposition for Talks

In a statement by the U.S. State Department, Washington both condemned the Syrian government's Scud missile attack Friday which killed dozens in Aleppo and invited the opposition for talks in an effort to end the conflict. 

A State Department statement said the attack and other violence aimed at civilians were "the latest demonstrations of the Syrian regime's ruthlessness and its lack of compassion for the Syrian people it claims to represent."

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Washington wanted to meet with the opposition leadership "to discuss how the United States and other friends of the Syrian people can do more to help the Syrian people achieve the political transition that they demand and that they deserve."

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