Safety in the skies over Syria

McClatchy DC reports: “U.S., Russia sign Syria air safety deal but keep quarreling over war aims” written by James Rosen.

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Rosen writes:

WASHINGTON – American and Russian senior military officials signed an agreement Tuesday spelling out safety rules their nations’ aircraft are to follow in the contested skies over Syria, but the two governments continued to snipe at each other’s goals in the Middle East country.

Pentagon officials said the accord was a narrow, technical “memorandum of understanding” that in no way signals U.S. approval of the new Russian air campaign to support Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled army.

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