Reports of civilian deaths resulting from Russian air strikes in Syria emerged before the country's jets left the ground, President Vladimir Putin has claimed.
President Putin said Russian and US special services were developing contacts to exchange information on what they were doing in Syria.
He told a meeting of the Russian Council for Civil Society and Human Rights that the move should prevent inaccurate "information attacks" about what his forces were doing in the country.
"As for any information in the media on civilians suffering [from Russian airstrikes], we were ready for such information attacks," President Putin said.
"I draw your attention to the fact that the first reports on civilian casualties emerged before our planes even left the ground."
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Here's what you need to know about this latest development in the increasingly bloody, complicated and volatile conflict.
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