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Russia's Lavrov declares war in Syria is over

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview published on Friday that the war in Syria is finished.

"The war in Syria has really ended. Separate hotbeds of tension remain only in territories not controlled by the government, such as Idlib and the eastern bank of the Euphrates," he told local media, stressing than the focus now shifts to helping the country through the recovery process.

Lavrov also noted that Russia has "consistently advocated overcoming [the conflict in Syria] by political and diplomatic means, supported UN Security Council resolution 2254, which contains a roadmap for settlement."

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