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Russian Cruiser Will Cooperate with France in Syria

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering a Russian missile cruiser in the Mediterranean to start cooperating with the French military on operations in Syria.
    
The statement came as Russia's defense minister said the country's warplanes had fired cruise missiles on militant positions in two Syrian provinces. The Islamic State group has positions in one of those provinces.
    
Russian officials earlier today confirmed that a homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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