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Russia, Israel seek to defuse crisis over accidental downing of plane in Syria

By Wesley Dockery on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Russia and Israel are currently looking to strengthen cooperation in Syrian airspace after a tragic incident on Monday, when Syrian missile defense systems shot down a Russian plane, killing 15 Russian personnel on board. The event happened during a succession of Israeli airstrikes targeting alleged Iran-affiliated military installations in Syria. On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the Israelis of using the Russian aircraft as cover, saying that it was a “deliberate provocation.”…