US open to Syrian rebel talks

President Obama has said he was "encouraged to see the Syrian opposition created an umbrella group" but has warned he was not prepared to recognise the group as a "government in exile."

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Witness: Syrian fighter jet bombs town near Turkish border

A Syrian fighter jet has bombed the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey, a Reuters witness has said.

Forces loyal to Syrian President Assad bombarded Ras al-Ain over the weekend.

The town fell to the Free Syrian Army on Thursday, sending 9,000 fleeing the area within a day.

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