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General News    H3'ed 10/20/15

U.S., Russia Reach Syria "Understanding"

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The United States and Russia reached a “memorandum of understanding” Tuesday about how both its aircraft can safely fly over Syria’s skies without running into each other and when necessary communicate with their rival pilots, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook suggested the agreement did not designate what both sides considered a safe distance between its aircraft. He could not say what happen if Russia violates the terms of agreement, but rather that a climate of mistrust continues, despite the memorandum. 
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