January 24, 2017

Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, cited by AP, Russian warplanes have flown their first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft. Russian Interfax added that various ISIS storage facilities, and militants were eliminated in the "joint strike":

ISIL STORAGE FACILITIES, MILITANTS ELIMINATED IN JOINT STRIKE CONDUCTED BY RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES, INTL COALITION FORCES IN SYRIA, WITH COORDINATES RECEIVED FROM U.S. - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY. IFX.

However, the report was promptly denied by the Pentagon after spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway told reporters Monday that “there is no military-to-military coordination for airstrikes over targets in Syria,” Pentagon. Read more.

Zero Hedge

Related,
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo province - TASS
White House Open to Cooperation With Russia in Syria, Press Secretary Says (video) - ABC

US Spent $11B To Bomb Daesh – Pentagon - Sputnik

Al-Nusra Commander: Turkey Organized Astana Meeting to Prevent Syrian Army's Impending Attack on Idlib - Fars
Expert: ISIL's Attack on Deir Ezzur Meant to Help US Make Political Gains in Astana Talks - Fars

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