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Diplomats Hope Syrian Rebels' Losses Promote Collaboration

May 11, 2013
Originally published on May 11, 2013 8:11 am

Syrian rebels are on the defensive these days, losing ground to new offensives by government troops. Western diplomats are hopeful the rebel losses will persuade their leaders to attend an international conference being organized by the U.S. and Russia to chart a path to peace in the blood-soaked country. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Deb Amos.