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        1/27/2014, Shevat 26, 5774

      Lavrov: Terror Groups Excluded from Syrian Peace Talks


      Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced that the "Syrian Islamic Front" - an umbrella organization for insurgent Sunni groups - will not be included in the peace talks.

      "We refuse to talk with them, and encourage others to do the same," Lavrov said, according to the Russian news agency, RT. Counted among the Syrian Islamic Front groups are Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups.  

      According to Lavrov, these groups "sow destruction and commit acts of terror,"