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Russia’s decision to join the war with air strikes on behalf of Mr Assad, as well as the increased military involvement of Iran, could mark a turning point in a conflict that has drawn in most of the world’s military powers.
With the US leading an alliance waging its own air war against IS, the Cold War superpower foes, Washington and Moscow, are now engaged in combat over the same country for the first time since World War II.
The US and Russian militaries were due to hold talks via video link to seek ways to keep their militaries apart as they wage parallel campaigns of air strikes in Syria, a US defence official said. . . . . “