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WASHINGTON Continued attacks by Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes, against opposition-held areas signal their intention to pursue a military rather than a political solution to the Syrian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Kerry called on the Syrian government and its supporters to halt bombardment of opposition-held areas, especially in Aleppo, and end sieges of civilians in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution, the State Department said in a statement.

"It is past time for them to meet existing obligations and restore the international community’s confidence in their intentions of supporting a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis," Kerry said. He added that the United States looked forward to resumption of peace talks later this month.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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First Published On : Feb 4, 2016 06:16 IST

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