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The Latest: Russia blames unnamed powers of helping al-Qaida

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

The Russian military is blaming unidentified foreign powers of supporting al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Wednesday "al-Qaida terrorists have become an obedient tool in the hands of one or several technologically advanced nations unhappy about Russia's key role in Syria."

While Konashenkov didn't name any specific country,

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