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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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Syrian families flee air bombardment

Dramatic footage uploaded by activists shows panicked families and a number of children attempting to flee the town of Ras al-Ain.

One little girl is seen running down a street alone before being lifted up by a man who attempts to locate her missing family.

Elderly men are seen attempting to take cover in bombed out buildings, whilst the sound of fighter jets is heard overhead.

The Associated Press said the activist footage was "consistent with their own reporting" from the area.

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