Russia Granted Authorization To Strike ISIS Inside
Iraq has been gripped by security vacuum since June 2014 when Daesh
By Anadolu Agency
October 23, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - "Anadolu
- The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh
convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.
The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside
Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and
Hakem al-Zamli, chief of the Iraqi parliament’s
security and defense committee, told Anadolu Agency on Friday that
the measure contributed to weakening Daesh by cutting off its supply
Russia, an ally of the Assad regime, began
carrying out airstrikes in Syria on Sept. 30. According to the
Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at weakening the Daesh militant
group, an avowed enemy of the regime.
Turkey and several western countries, however,
accuse Russia of targeting moderate groups in Syria opposed to
Assad, many of which enjoy the support of Ankara and Washington.
Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since
June 2014 when Daesh stormed the northern city of Mosul and declared
a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.
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