Countries backing Syria talks to meet in Vienna on May 17: Kerry

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Posted: May 10, 2016 10:48 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Syria Support Group, bringing together 17 countries backing peace talks, is to meet in Vienna on May 17, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in London on Tuesday.

The United States and Russia, who support rival sides in Syria's civil war, said on Monday they would work to revive the February "cessation of hostilities" agreement that reduced fighting in parts of the country for several weeks.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Kate Holton)