Russia has sent military experts to Baghdad coordination centre – Russian official
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and armed forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov observe troops in action during a training exercise at the Donguz testing range in Orenburg region, Russia - REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky

MOSCOW: Russia has sent its military experts to the recently established Baghdad centre 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 Defence Ministry said the centre is used to share information on possible air strikes in Syria.

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