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Russia, Jordan to create center for coordinating military air campaigns in Syria

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, takes his seat following a photo opportunity with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna, Austria, Friday Oct. 23, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State Kerry opened talks in Vienna on Friday with Saudi and Turkish ministers, before meeting separately with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, aimed at reviving the seemingly moribund effort to end Syria's civil war.  (Carlo Allegri / Pool via AP)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, takes his seat following a photo opportunity with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna, Austria, Friday Oct. 23, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State Kerry opened talks in Vienna on Friday with Saudi and Turkish ministers, before meeting separately with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, aimed at reviving the seemingly moribund effort to end Syria's civil war. (Carlo Allegri / Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh talkjs to journalists in front of a hotel after meetings in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh talkjs to journalists in front of a hotel after meetings in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)  (The Associated Press)

Russian news reports say Moscow and Jordan have agreed on creating a center in Amman for coordinating their military activities in Syria.

The reports say the agreement was reached Friday during talks in Vienna between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Syrian counterpart, Nasser Judeh.

Lavrov said the center in the Jordanian capital would coordinate the military air campaigns of the two countries over Syria.

Russia began extensive airstrikes in Syria on Sept. 30, which Moscow says are targeting camps and facilities of the militant Islamic State group.