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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 jets 'resume bombing' of rebel-held border town

Syrian fighter jets flown by forces loyal to President Assad have this morning reportedly resumed bombing of the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain on the edge of the Turkish border.

The attack, seen by a Reuters witness, sent thick plumes of smoke into the air for the second day.

Yesterday's attack saw scores of Syrians flee over the border, days after rebels gained control of the town.

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