ABC News Online: Syrian conflict negotiations between United States and Russia fail to end in deal to ease fighting
Top diplomats from the United States and Russia have failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, US officials say, after Government troops encircled rebel-held parts of Aleppo.
A senior State Department official said a fresh round of crisis talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the margins of the G20 summit in China had ended without agreement.
Washington and Moscow support opposing sides in the five-year conflict, which has killed about 300,000 people and forced millions to flee.
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