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Russia ready to cooperate with US-led coalition in fight for Syria’s Raqqa

Russia's foreign minister Lavrov said Russia will coordinate with US to free Raqqa

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Russia is ready to coordinate its actions with the US-led coalition in Syria to push ISIS out of Raqqa, Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.

“We are ready to coordinate our actions with the Americans, because Raqqa is in the eastern part of Syria, and the American coalition is mainly ... acting there,” Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying in an interview with the Ren-TV television channel.

“Perhaps, this is no secret, if I say that at some stage the Americans suggested performing a ‘division of labor’: the Russian Air Forces should concentrate on the liberation of Palmyra, and the American coalition with Russian support will focus on the liberation of Raqqa,” the minister added.