October 21, 2019 / 6:32 AM / 25 days ago

Russia hopes Syria coordination with Turkey, U.S. will help stability: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes its coordination with the United States and Turkey in Syria will help security and stability in the region, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, according to the RIA news agency.

Speaking during a visit to China, Shoigu said the question of protecting prison facilities holding Islamic State militants needed to be urgently resolved.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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