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Presidential candidate Clinton says removing Assad in Syria is No. 1 priority

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a point during a speech to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

HOLLIS, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said removing President Bashar al-Assad is the top priority in Syria.

Clinton, speaking at a town hall meeting in Hollis, said the United States should pursue a diplomatic solution in resolving Syria’s internal conflict.

Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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