Russia, US discuss 'joint action' against Syria jihadists, says Moscow

Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on May 26, 2015Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday discussed “the need for decisive joint action” against the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria, Lavrov’s office said. The pair talked by phone about the situation in Syria, “particularly the need for decisive joint action against the Al-Nusra Front, as Russia has constantly proposed,” the Russian ministry said in a statement. Russia last month floated a proposal for joint air strikes with the United States against jihadists in Syria but the offer was swiftly rejected.

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