New deal on Syria?

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WASH­ING­TON: A re­ported deal be­tween the US and Rus­sia on closer mil­i­tary co-op­er­a­tion in Syria could re­sult in a ma­jor shift of strate­gic land­scape in the coun­try.

On Thurs­day, The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion had pro­posed to Rus­sia a closer co-op­er­a­tion against ter­ror­ist groups in Syria, if Moscow gets Pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad to stop at­tacks on US-backed op­po­si­tion forces.

The goal to de­feat the Is­lamic State could have also urged Wash­ing­ton to fa­cil­i­tate restora­tion of ties be­tween Rus­sia and Turkey.

The US, Rus­sia and Turkey are car­ry­ing out mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions against ter­ror­ists op­er­at­ing in Syria, in­clud­ing the Is­lamic State.

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