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September 25, 2015 9:04 am

Israel, Russia Establish Team to Prevent Crossfire in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in Israel. Photo: Facebook.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to set up a team to coordinate on Syria. Photo: Facebook.

An Israeli-Russian coordination team set up to prevent the countries accidentally trading fire in Syria will be headed by their deputy armed forces chiefs and will hold its first meeting by Oct. 5, an Israeli military officer said on Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Monday to set up the team as Moscow steps up military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been losing ground to an Islamist-led insurgency.

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