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Iran, Russia, Iraq, Syria hold quartet meeting in Baghdad

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 2 September 2018 / 12:42

Tehran (ISNA) – Iraqi sources announced that senior military commanders from Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria have met in Baghdad and exchanged views on security and intelligence cooperation.

Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where Daesh continues to carry out attacks.

The Iraqi defense ministry said it had received delegations led by their respective deputy chiefs of staff, to strengthen cooperation and coordination in terms of security and intelligence between these countries.

Lieutenant General Salim Harba, head of the Syrian delegation to the conference, said that the four countries are in agreement over tackling terrorism, which is a threat to humanity.

He also warned that US proxies were planning a new chemical attack in Syria to pin the blame on Damascus and justify a new aggression against the Arab country.

The four countries had created joint operations rooms to coordinate the fight against Daesh, now driven out of all urban centers in Iraq and largely confined to desert holdouts in Syria.

At the request of Damascus, Iran has been offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting an all-out militancy.

Russia, too, has military advisers in the Arab country, beside carrying out aerial bombardments on behalf of the Syrian government.

The support by Tehran and Moscow has enabled the Syrian army to speed up its gains on various fronts against Takfiri militants, AFP reported.

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