Russia and US call urgent talks after Syria strikes

Russia's dramatic entry into the Syrian war put the United States on the back foot once again and left Washington struggling to regain the military and diplomatic initiativeRussia and United States agreed to call urgent military talks to head off the risk of clashes between their forces, after Moscow’s dramatic entrance into the Syrian war. The Americans accused Russia of striking moderate rebel factions fighting Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime under cover of their claimed assault on the Islamic State group.

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