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Syrian army advances with help of Russian strikes; Putin reaches out to Saudis

Residents inspect a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Kafranbel, near Idlib Syria October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Residents inspect a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Kafranbel, near Idlib Syria October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Residents inspect a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Kafranbel, near Idlib Syria October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A general view shows a deserted street in the rebel-controlled town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to retake control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A general view shows a deserted street in the rebel-controlled town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to retake control of the town, October 11, 2015....more

A general view shows a deserted street in the rebel-controlled town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to retake control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they head toward their positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they head toward their positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October...more

Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they head toward their positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hand with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/WAM/Handout via Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hand with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/WAM/Handout via Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hand with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/WAM/Handout via Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) and Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman (4th L) pose for a picture during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) and Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman (4th L) pose for a picture during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) and Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman (4th L) pose for a picture during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
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A rebel fighter stands on a pick-up truck in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, as forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A rebel fighter stands on a pick-up truck in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, as forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A rebel fighter stands on a pick-up truck in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, as forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre R) meets with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (centre L) in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre R) meets with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (centre L) in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre R) meets with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (centre L) in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan shake hands during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan shake hands during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan shake hands during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
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