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>> Russia says, its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time on Wednesday to target Islamic State militants holding the town of Al-Bab in Northern Syria. It's evidence of increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Ankara. The two countries are organizing a new round of Syrian peace-talks to be held on January 23rd in Kazakhstan.
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Russia and Turkey back opposing sides in Syria's civil war. But they have set aside their differences over the political fate of president Bashar Al-Assad, to try to forge a wider deal for the war torn country. A senior Russian Defense Ministry official said, nine Russian jets and eight Turkish war planes had together struck targets in Al-Bab.
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A town located around 40 kilometers northeast of Aleppo. The joint mission is said to have been agreed by the Syrian government. Russian jets are also backing a Syrian army offensive near the town of Palmyra. Official say that Islamic State militants are planning to destroy more of the ancient cities historical monuments.