Syria: what is 'deconfliction' and what form might US strikes take?

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Hotline between US and Russia could help avoid direct clash, but risk of an accident remains

The Kremlin’s announcement on Thursday that a hotline between Russia and the US on Syrian matters was active drew attention to the longstanding practice of “deconfliction”.

The term refers to attempts to avoid misunderstandings and potential direct clashes between Russia and the west in Syria, where for years Russia has been targeting Syrian opposition forces, and western coalition planes have been operating largely against Islamic State targets.

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