BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local):
A leader of the main Syrian opposition group says the group shares the priorities of the new U.S. administration to fight the Islamic State group and contain Iran.
Nasr Hariri, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Geneva says: “We have a lot of points that we share with this new administration of America,” said Hariri. “On the top of these priorities is fighting terrorism.”
He said members of the Trump team met with members of the main Syrian opposition before and after he was elected in a bid to find common ground.
U.N. Syria envoy Staffan De Mistura is holding a third day of meetings in Geneva with government and opposition delegations in a bid to find a political solution to Syria’s six-year war.
Syrian media says multiple explosions have struck a security building in the central city of Homs, inflicting numerous casualties.
The state-affiliated Ikhbariyeh TV said the blasts Saturday morning were caused by suicide attacks.
The governor of Homs Province, Talal Barzani, told The Associated Press that there were three blasts total, killing more than 20 people, and wounding many others. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported at least 14 people were killed.
Homs is Syria’s third-largest city and largely in the control of the government.
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