Update October 1, 2015

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Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Sumel Sarker


Russia and US military to talk on Syria

01 October 2015, Nirapad News: The US and Russian military will hold talks “as soon as possible” to avoid clashing in Syria, the countries’ top diplomats say.

Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday, reports BBC.

But the US expressed fears the targets were non-IS opponents of Russia’s ally, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

The US is targeting IS with air strikes in both Syria and Iraq.

Nato said there had been little co-ordination by Russia with US-led forces against IS, also known as Isil.

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said there was a need to “establish channels of communication to avoid any unintended incidents”. His US counterpart, John Kerry, said talks will be held “as soon as possible,” possibly as early as Thursday.

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