Russian Bombing in Iraq to Begin

Baghdad Allows Russia to Bomb ISIL Terrorists Running From Syria Into Iraq

Russian aircraft in Syria

As Russian airstrikes push ISIL terrorists from Syria into Iraq, Moscow and Baghdad agreed to hit the militants in Iraq, said Hakem al-Zameli, the head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Commission, according to Fars News Agency.

ISIL militants aren’t going to find a safe haven from Russian airstrikes in Iraq after the country’s parliament gave Russia the green light to conduct airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq.

“Iraq agreed with Russia, which leads the joint data center, to hit the ISIL militants heading from Syria into Iraq,” al-Zameli said, highlighting the fact that the move would also cut off ISIL supply routes from Iraq into Syria, as cited by Fars.

The approval comes amid security coordination between the governments of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria — all of which seek to destroy ISIL. The four nations launched the Baghdad Information Center to coordinate their military actions against the terrorists both in Syria and Iraq.

On September 30, Russia launched precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria bordering Iraq following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said earlier that Baghdad had not requested similar assistance.

The Russian military operation has been widely praised by Iraqi Shiites. For instance, the members of the Shi’ite Badr Organization have claimed they would “strongly welcome” both air attacks conducted by Russians in Iraq and an increasing role of Russia in the entire Middle East region, as the US’ approach to fight with ISIL militants is “not serious.”

Immediately following Russia’s airstrike campaign in Syria, Russian and Iraqi officials left open the possibility of expanding Russia’s anti-terrorist airstrikes from Syria into Iraq. Earlier this month, Iraq Prime Minister Haider Abadi said he would welcome Russian airstrikes against ISIL positions in his country if the Russian military succeeded in Syria.

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3 Responses to "Russian Bombing in Iraq to Begin"

  1. Keyser Soze  October 27, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Bring it on!

  2. Altimometer  October 26, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Really fine aircraft, great pilots. The msm is way off the beam saying anything negative about these guys. These guys are a professional group, very slick.

  3. Bill  October 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Quite right Tony, they’re serious about spreading mayhem, chaos and destruction ( for all of Talmudia’s neighbors ). The US/MI-6. after all. routinely arrested Iraqis, confiscated their drivers licenses, placed bombs in their cars while they were behind bars and then released them….We purposely, systematically instigated sectarian bloodshed in Iraq!

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