Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrive for a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Newsweek: US Proposal to Russia on Syria Cooperation Includes Joint Headquarters
A new United States proposal to Russia on cooperation in Syria includes the offer of a new joint military headquarters to coordinate armed attacks against extremist groups in the country.
Washington has issued a proposal to Russia that would see greater cooperation against radical groups in northern Syria, such as the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), if Moscow uses its influence to halt the Assad regime’s strikes against U.S.-backed rebels.
The olive branch comes despite criticism from both the U.S. and U.S.-led coalition member states of Russian strikes in Syria, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians, according to monitoring groups.
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WNU Editor: The White House is now pouring cold water on their own proposal .... US Proposal to Russia on Syria Cooperation Includes Joint Headquarters (Asharq Al Awsat).
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