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    Russia, US Close to Uniting Forces Against Militants in Aleppo

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    Defense Minister said that Russia and the United States are close to starting joint operations against terrorists in Syria's Aleppo.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia and the United States are close to starting joint operations against terrorists in Syria's Aleppo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

    "We are in a very active stage of negotiations with our American colleagues now, both in Geneva and Amman; we are practically in constant talks with Washington. Step by step we are nearing a structure — I'm talking about Aleppo only — that would allow us to truly begin working together so that this territory, this long-suffering region could find peace," Shoigu told Rossiya-24 television.


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