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Assad: 'Cleaning' Aleppo is only option

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>> In Aleppo, these count as the lucky ones. Children treated by medics after their school was hit by shelling. At least four died. Just another day of unrelenting carnage in the besieged city. Airstrikes leaving a trail of devastation with 13 people reported killed. This girl curses Bashar al-Assad for killing her brother.
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> But the Syrian President isn't offering any hope of respite. He says he is cleaning up the rebel held areas.>> You have to keep cleaning this area and to push the terrorists to Turkey, to go back to where they come from. Or to kill them, there's no other option.
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>> Assad says the conflict in his country is now a war between Russia and the West. And he calls Turkey's incursion into Syria a crime against international law. In the wider world, there is much hand ringing, but little action. US President Barrack Obama, meeting his top foreign policy advisors Friday to weight out options, but sources are telling Reuters that no big decision is likely.
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Then on Saturday, US Secretary of State, John Kerry will meet Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov in Switzerland. They'll talk yet again about routes to a diplomatic solution. The people of Aleppo probably aren't betting on a breakthrough.