Netanyahu: Either We Coordinate Military Ops with Russia Or We Clash

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AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that a lack of coordination between Jerusalem and Moscow in the skies over Syria could lead to a conflict between the two countries.

“Either we coordinate between our militaries in order that we will not clash with each other — the two armies are very close to one another — or we come into conflict with each other,” Netanyahu said he told Putin in an interview with the Russian-language Channel 9 Wednesday. “I said to him ‘I prefer that we coordinate against a clash.’ They call this in English ‘deconfliction.’ He said to me ‘I agree.’ And we coordinated,” he added.

Russia entered the Syrian civil war in 2015 in support of the regime of President Bashar Assad, carrying out bombing runs against rebel groups fighting against Damascus.

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