Russia works with US, rebels in Syria air campaign

Coalition forces, including People's Protection Units, Women's Protection Units and the Sutoro militia, a pro-government Syriac Christian movement, deploy in al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh province, on November 2, 2015Moscow said it worked with opposition groups in its latest Syrian airstrikes while the US said its pilots communicated with Russian aircraft, in tentative signs the powers are working together to end the civil war ahead of UN talks. “The coordinates of all of these targets were given to us by opposition representatives,” senior military official Andrei Kartapolov said, without specifying the groups involved. Hours later the Pentagon said its fighter pilots communicated directly with Russian jets in the skies over Syria, in the first test of a new strategy to ensure the two sides’ parallel campaigns do not boil over into conflict between them.

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