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    Iraq to Propose Russia Joining Anti-Daesh Airstrikes

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    The Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee will ask for cooperation with Russia in carrying out airstrikes against Daesh, committee member Iskander Watut told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — The Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee will propose to the country's government to cooperate with Russia in carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State (also known as Daesh), committee member Iskander Watut told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "Soon, a meeting [of the committee] with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will be held, where we will propose cooperating with Russia in carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State and in the fight against terrorism in Iraq," the lawmaker said.

    Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, as Syrian government forces fight opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh, outlawed in Russia, and the Nusra Front.

    Russian Aerospace Forces commenced precision airstrikes in Syria against terrorist targets, on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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    • rene.sans
      If Russia will accept the invite to bomb IS in Iraq the military operation may finish in a few months.
    • Nice news..goodbye U(seles)S coalition!
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