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Syrian oppo starts cooperating with Russia

Russia’s Defense Ministry and the leaders of the Syrian opposition set up coordinating group for joint cooperation against the Islamic State terrorists in Syria, Col.-Gen. Andrey Kartapolov, chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff, said on Tuesday, according to RIA Novosti.

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"We have set up working coordination groups, the composition and status of which can’t be announced at the moment, for obvious reasons. Joint activity is organized to harmonize efforts to address the tasks os fighting ISIL," said Kartapolov.

Syrian rebels use caged soldiers as human shields - mediaHe stressed that "this close cooperation will allow us bringing together efforts of all government troops and other patriotic forces of the Syrian Arab Republic, formerly in opposition, to form a united front against the common enemy - international terrorism."

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Syrian opposition said it was ready for dialogue with the Kremlin, but demanded Moscow cease the airstrikes.

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