US, Russia Holding Talks to Seal Air Safety Agreement in Syria

October 14, 2015 7:59 AM

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US, Russia Holding Talks to Seal Air Safety Agreement in Syria

U.S. and Russian defense officials are holding more talks Wednesday on safety procedures for their crews flying missions over Syria.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the discussions are progressing and that he expects an agreement "in very short order" to help prevent a potential mid-air disaster involving U.S. and Russian aircraft.

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