Syrian president Assad says he will not negotiate with armed groups, calling them 'terrorists'

December 11, 2015 5:00 PM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government will not negotiate with armed groups, calling them "terrorists."

Assad's comments were published Friday by Syria's state media, a day after a conference in Saudi Arabia that sought to form a unified opposition front ahead of proposed talks on ending Syria's nearly five-year conflict.

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