Russia 'could put in place' coordination with US on Syria strikes

A video grab from the Russian Defence Ministry's official website purports to show an explosion after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force on Raqqa in Syria on October 3, 2015Russia could implement US proposals aiming to coordinate Moscow’s strikes in Syria with the Washington-led coalition, a Russian defence ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. “The Russian defence ministry has answered the demands of the Pentagon and is examining in depth American proposals on coordinating operations carried out … against the terrorist group Islamic State on Syrian territory,” Russian news agencies cited Igor Konashenkov as saying. US and Russian officials held discussions last week — at Russia’s request — on establishing measures to avoid accidents so warplanes flying over Syria would not be in the same place at the same time.

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