The United States and Russia are to hold fresh talks on air safety after it emerged combat aircraft from both nations came into close contact last week. The two countries are carrying out separate air strikes in Syria.
A Russian general was fatally wounded while assisting Syrian troops in an operation to recapture the province of Deir el-Zour. Russian media blamed his death on mortar shelling by the "Islamic State" militant group.
Pentagon and US allies in Syria claim Russian jets bombed an area occupied by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Kremlin denied the allegation, saying it had no incentive to bomb the pro-Western alliance.
US and Russian officials have addressed the rising tensions in Syria, as the war enters a critical new phase. Washington and Moscow-backed military groups are both set on securing the oil-rich province of Deir el-Zour.
The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.
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