Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions, US says

September 19, 2015 2:06 PM

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US officials say Russia moved a small number of fighter jets to a base in Syria on Friday, hours after US defence secretary Ash Carter talked with Russia defence minister Sergei Shoigu in the first military contacts between the two countries in some time.

"Clearly, the presence of aircraft with air-to-air combat capacity ... raises serious questions," Kerry said, responding to a question after meeting with British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond.

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