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Brahimi hails US-Russia accord on Syria

MOSCOW TALKS:John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov said Washington and Moscow would encourage the Syrian government and opposition groups to find a political solution

AFP, DAMASCUS

In other developments, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights yesterday said rebels shot down a regime fighter over the northern province of Aleppo.

“Opposition fighters shot down a fighter jet that was shelling areas near Minnigh military air base ... and the pilot’s fate remains unknown,” the observatory said.

Syria’s Internet blackout went into its second consecutive day yesterday, with the state news agency blaming a technical fault.

A similar blackout happened in November last year. Activists say sudden cuts in communications can happen before a major offensive.

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