Putin and Netanyahu agree to coordinate fight against terrorism

In a phone call Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to coordinate their actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Kremlin said in a statement. They also discussed the Syrian crisis. "Vladimir Putin stressed that there is no alternative to the launch of intra-Syrian negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, as well as to the continued and uncompromising fight against Islamic State and other extremist groups acting in Syria," the Kremlin said.  No comment has come from Jerusalem. DEBKAfile: The conversation took place two days after a rocket attack attributed to Israel killed Hizballah arch terrorist Samir Quntar in Damascus.

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