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US, Russian Militaries Communicating on Anti-IS Fight in Syria

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has directed the Pentagon staff to communicate with Russia about coalition activity in Syria, in order to avoid any mistaken encounter between coalition and Russian forces there. The talks aim to ensure that coalition actions against the Islamic State in Syria are “not interrupted by Russian activity,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Tuesday. Cook said Russia and the coalition would focus on "deconfliction," or decreasing the risk of air...

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