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Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 14:09
Russia warns US of 'proxy war risk'
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Russia has warned of the risk of a "proxy war" in the Middle East after the US said it would send special forces to Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this increased the need for co-operation between the US and Russia.

US officials said "fewer than 50" troops would "train, advise and assist" vetted opposition forces in fighting the so-called Islamic State.

It will be the first time that US troops operate openly in Syria.
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