Baghdad Allows Russia To Bomb ISIL Terrorists In Iraq

MOSCOW – As Russian airstrikes push ISIL terrorists from Syria into Iraq, Moscow and Baghdad agreed to hit the militants in Iraq, said Hakem al-Zameli, the head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Commission, according to Fars News Agency.

Baghdad Allows Russia To Bomb ISIL Terrorists In Iraq
The crew of a Russian Su-30 fighter prepare to take off at Hmeimim aerodrome in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

ISIL militants aren’t going to find a safe haven from Russian airstrikes in Iraq after the country’s parliament gave Russia the green light to conduct airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq.

“Iraq agreed with Russia, which leads the joint data center, to hit the ISIL militants heading from Syria into Iraq,” al-Zameli said, highlighting the fact that the move would also cut off ISIL supply routes from Iraq into Syria, as cited by Fars.

The approval comes amid security coordination between the governments of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria — all of which seek to destroy ISIL. The four nations launched the Baghdad Information Center to coordinate their military actions against the terrorists both in Syria and Iraq.

SOURCE FARS, SPUTNIK

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