23:34 GMT25 July 2021
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    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem arrived in Baghdad to discuss with the Iraqi authorities Turkish military operation in northerner Syria, a source in the Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Thursday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Muallem's visit comes a day after Turkey launched a military operation against Daesh terrorist group in the northern Syria.

    "Muallem will discuss with Iraqi officials the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism and Turkish invasion in northern Syria," the source said.

    Earlier in the day, Syrian Foreign Minister arrived in Iraq with a one-day visit to meet with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Jaafari, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and President Fuad Masum.

    On Wednesday, Ankara launched the "Euphrates Shield" military operation with aerial support from the US-led coalition, with the stated aim of to eliminate threat from Daesh terrorist group and Kurdish forces in Jarabulus.

    The Syrian Kurds and Damascus accused Ankara of violating the territorial integrity of the Arab republic.


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