Baghdad Coordinates Military Operations in Syria with Damascus: Iraq Foreign Minister
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Hakim on Wednesday said he discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the issue of liberating the Syrian city of Idlib from the terrorist groups, stressing that his country coordinates the military operations in Syria with the Syrian government.
“Of course, we support military and security cooperation with the Syrian Arab Republic. We conduct limited air and land operations in coordination with Syria.”
“We do not plan to introduce our forces on the territory to the east of the Euphrates, but we will certainly continue to work to destroy the remains of ISIL both from the air and on land. But I want to repeat once again that we will not conduct land or other operations unexpectedly for our Syrian partners,” he stated.
For his part, the Russian top diplomat hoped that the US military role is restricted to counter-terror operations.