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Russia Has Sent Military Experts to Baghdad Coordination Hub — Russian Official

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu

Russia has sent its military experts to the recently established Baghdad center coordinating air strikes and ground troops in Syria, a Russian official close to the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

He would not say how many experts were sent.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the center is used to share information on possible air strikes in Syria.

Read more: What is Putin's 'red line' for a full-scale intervention in Syria?

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday a recently established center in Baghdad helped to coordinate air strikes and ground troops in Syria, the news agency Interfax reported.

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