Russian and German leaders discuss intl cooperation in countering ISIL

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group over the phone, the Russian presidential press service has reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group over the phone, the Russian presidential press service has reported.

"The sides discussed issues concerning international cooperation in countering the terrorist threat that is coming from the Islamic State radical group," the press service said.

Measures to contain the continuing Ebola outbreak were addressed as well, it said.

Putin and Merkel also agreed to continue their countries' dialogue at different levels, including during the October 16-17 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, the press service said.

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