Iraq’s military said on Sept. 27 that it will coordinate with Russia, Iran and Syria on “security and intelligence” details in the ongoing battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
Iraq will “help and cooperate in collecting information about the terrorist Daesh (ISIL) group,” according to a statement from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.
The United States continues to insist that it is not coordinating in any way with Iran in U.S.-led coalition air strikes against ISIL. A Pentagon spokesman said the decision to coordinate with Russia, Iran and Syria is Iraq’s call to make.
Russia, meanwhile, continues to increase its military presence in Syria with reports of troops on the ground and Russian warplanes striking ISIL targets in Aleppo on Sept. 24.
Full article: New war on terror: Iraq joins Russia, Iran, Syria against ISIL (World Tribune)