US to meet with Russia over Syria

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The meeting comes as Syria on Wednesday released more than 2,000 prisoners in return for 48 Iranians freed by rebels after five months in captivity, The New York Times reports. The release appears to be the biggest prisoner swap since the beginning of the uprising against Assad 22 months ago.

U.S. and Russian officials met with Brahimi twice last month. Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton GOP senator warns Trump: Panel won't take up attorney general nominee this year Overnight Cybersecurity: Facebook invests in group fighting election hacking | House panel advances DHS cyber revamp bill | Lawmakers mull cyber insurance for small businesses MORE met with him and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Dublin on Dec. 6, while Burns and Bogdanov saw him in Geneva on Dec. 9.