US and Russian Forces in Syria Aren’t Talking to Each Other

CENTCOM says it has “no military-to-military contact” with Russian forces sent to help the embattled Assad regime.

In Syria, where the U.S. is leading an air campaign against Islamic State targets and Russian military advisors are arriving to help the Assad regime, the two militaries aren’t talking to each other.

“Coalition forces are focused on conducting counter-ISIL operations, and so to my knowledge there is no military-to-military contact at this point,” Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, spokesman for U.S. Central Command, told reporters Friday morning. Continue reading