Dunford: U.S. Will Paintings To Re-Set Up Deconfliction Effort With Russia In Syria

Whether the “deconfliction chain” is restored in the coming hours, Dunford said, will be a test of Russia’s seriousness about fighting ISIS.
“We’ll work diplomatically and militarily in the coming hours to re-establish deconfliction,” Dunford said, indicating that a hotline between Russia and the U.S. to deconflict their military operations is still functioning.
“Whether the “deconfliction chain” is restored in the coming hours, Dunford said, will be a test of Russia’s seriousness about fighting ISIS.
“The Russian Federation has indicated that their purpose in Syria, like ours, is to defeat ISIS,” Dunford said.
Story Continued Below”We have an effective link between our operations center in Qatar and the Russian Federation on the ground in Syria.

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