Russia to US: Talk to us on Syria or risk ‘unintended incidents’

September 12, 2015 4:53 PM

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Russia to US: Talk to us on Syria or risk ‘unintended incidents’

Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert “unintended incidents” as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar al-Assad.

The United States is using Syrian air space to lead a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State, and a greater Russian presence raises the prospect of the Cold War superpower foes encountering each other on the battlefield.

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