US Asks Iraq To Stop Cooperating With Russia In Anti-ISIL Fight

BELGRADE – Retired US General John Allen, who is coordinating the US-led anti-ISIL (Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL) campaign, asked Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi not to cooperate with Moscow in the fight against the radical Sunni group, which has largely remained unaffected by American airstrikes, the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.

20,000 Foreigners Fight against People of Iraq and Syria:US
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“John Allen… informed Haider al-Abadi that Washington was disturbed by Iraq’s alliance [with Russia], and said, to the letter, that ‘President Barack Obama is enquiring regarding his role [in the fight against ISIS]… Shouldn’t Iraq be thanking the US?’” a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the London-based daily.

The meeting allegedly took place in early October.

SOURCE SPUTNIK

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