Syria

Kerry to Speak to Backers of Syrian Rebels

To address "Friends of Syria" while meeting with diplomats to discuss peace conference

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet in Jordan Wednesday with top diplomats from 10 other nations as part of a U.S.-Russian push to end Syria's civil war.

Kerry will address the Friends of Syria, a group of countries that back the Syrian opposition, as he tries to build consensus for a proposed international peace conference.