Russia says ready to liaise with US coalition on Syria strikes

UNITED NATIONS - Russia is ready to open "standing channels of communication" with the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State militants in Syria in a bid to boost the fight against "terrorist groups," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Russia said earlier on Wednesday it had launched air strikes against Islamic State militants.
"We have informed the authorities of the United States and other members of the coalition created by the Americans and are ready to forge standing channels of communication to ensure the maximum effective fight against the terrorist groups," Lavrov told the United Nations Security Council.
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