West vows to crush IS 'power centres' amid fresh hopes for Syria peace talks

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) welcomes US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on January 20, 2016, in ParisWestern leaders injected fresh urgency into the fight against the Islamic State group Wednesday, vowing to destroy its “power centres”, while Russia announced crucial Syrian peace talks would begin within days. At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Syria peace talks would start “in the next few days” after he met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Zurich.

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