MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia should join the intelligence sharing agreement reached recently by Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran in order to defeat the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group, a member of the Syrian opposition told Sputnik on Wednesday.
The four countries began an intelligence and security cooperation since last week. A data exchange center will be established in Baghdad in coming months to facilitate reconnaissance sharing within the group. The agreement predated an announcement by Moscow to launch a separate air campaign against ISIL in Syria.
The Baghdad Information Center is expected to be headed by military officers from Russia, Syria, Iran, and Iraq on a three-month rotation basis.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL militants in the Middle East since August 2014.