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U.S., Russian aircraft conduct safety test in skies over Syria
November 3, 2015 / 5:09 PM / 2 years ago

U.S., Russian aircraft conduct safety test in skies over Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. fighter aircraft and a Russian fighter aircraft conducted a communication test in skies over south central Syria on Tuesday to validate safety protocols agreed between the two countries last month, a U.S. military official told Reuters.

The U.S. military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two aircraft came within 5 miles (8 km) of one another. The test lasted about 3 minutes.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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