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    Moscow Sends Syria Flight Safety Proposals to Washington

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    The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had sent proposals on the text of a draft agreement concerning flight safety during combat missions over Syria to the Pentagon.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the draft document was sent on Tuesday to the US through military-diplomatic channels.

    "Following agreements reached during October 10 video-conference call, the Russian Defense Ministry has prepared proposals on the text of a possible Russia-US agreement on flight safety during operations in the Syrian airspace," the ministry said in a statement.

    The Russian experts are ready to hold another videoconference on Wednesday, the statement said.

    The US-led international coalition has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria since 2014.

    Russian Aerospace Forces commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    In this image posted on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, by the Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State, shows Islamic State militants preparing to fire a mortar to shell towards Syrian government forces positions at Tal Arn in Aleppo province, Syria
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    In this image posted on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, by the Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State, shows Islamic State militants preparing to fire a mortar to shell towards Syrian government forces positions at Tal Arn in Aleppo province, Syria
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