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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech while attending the Forum of Small Towns and Historical Settlements in the town of Kolomna, south of Moscow, Russia January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Alexander Nemenov/Pool

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria's Afrin with the national security council on Friday, Interfax news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Peskov also said Putin spoke about Afrin in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Jack Stubbs)

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