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    US List of Moderate Syrian Opposition Contains Groups With Nusra Front Links

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the list of groups who signed an agreement with the United States on adhering to the ceasefire provided by the US side contains a series of blatantly terrorist formations cooperating closely with Nusra Front, according to the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The list of moderate Syrian opposition groups the United States provided to Russia contains formations that are linked to the Nusra Front militant group, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry spoke on the phone earlier in the day.

    "He [Lavrov] noted that the list of groups who signed an agreement with the United States on adhering to the ceasefire provided by the US side contains a series of blatantly terrorist formations cooperating closely with Nusra Front," the ministry said in a statement.

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