Putin says Russia close to swapping data on Syria militant positions with West

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 11:32 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was close to exchanging data about the positions of Islamist militants in Syria with Western countries, something Moscow has wanted for weeks.

Putin was speaking at a meeting of foreign and domestic political scientists in Sochi in southern Russia.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)