Sergei Lavrov's convoy
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Russian envoy in Syria as Homs attack continues

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been meeting President Bashar al-Assad amid a renewed government assault on rebel forces.

Mr Lavrov was greeted by pro-Assad crowds as he arrived in Damascus. The visit comes after Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution criticising the crackdown in Syria.

Jim Muir reports.

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