Iran has sent military advisers to Iraq and worked closely with Shiite militias battling the IS group.
USA officials say that Syrian government pilots are now flying a few of those Russian jets and that Moscow is operating surveillance drones over parts of Syria.
White House officials have repeatedly complained about Russia’s recent military buildup in Syria, a move the Kremlin insists is aimed at defeating ISIS. “This is not yet coordinated”.
“So we must work with these countries to explain to them that the route to a solution does not go through Bashar al-Assad“.
“We didn’t talk about Iraq this morning”, the official said.
Lavrov, when asked about the objective of the cooperation with Iraq, said it was to “coordinate the efforts against ISIL”, using another acronym for ISIS. Russian officials says the objective of the agreement is to facilitate attacks against the Islamic State.
The French president’s office announced the strikes, without details, in a statement hours earlier.
“Our approach to the coalition, from my standpoint, has been not well guided,” he said.
However, the limited strikes will likely have but a limited effect.
This April 24, 2015, photo shows the CIA’s Liberty Crossing Intelligence Campus in McLean, Va. With no regular American presence in the war theater, the US has struggled to answer basic intelligence questions about the situation in Syria and Iraq, including the Islamic State group’s fighting strength. While Bulgaria closed its airspace to Russian transport planes headed to Syria at the request of the United States, Iraq has allowed the Russian flights in its airspace.
“We need to offer a counter-weight to the siren songs that promise adventure, but deliver horror – and that promise meaning, but create more misery,” he said.
“In an attempt to change the minds of people who would rather risk drowning than live in the Islamic State, the group has ramped up its propaganda efforts”, The Soufan Group said.
“It is open absolutely to all,” he said. “Instead of waiting for them to return back home we should help President al-Assad fight them there, in Syria“.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will meet in New York with the leaders of dozens of countries who are involved in the fight against ISIS in a few manner to assess how that campaign is going.
“Iraq needs to exchange experience and information intelligence with countries especially after it has become clear that the United State is not serious and has failed along with the worldwide coalition to combat the Islamic State organization”, Zameli said in a press conference Monday. There’s also a widening income gap between ISIS fighters and average civilians, which is breeding more resentment among those under ISIS control.
“Russia will not participate in any troop operations in the territory of Syria or in any other states”. Putin outlined his position on a political transition in Syria in an interview that aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday.
“We have proposed to cooperate with the countries in the region“.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, however, told ARD television on Sunday that the formation of a transitional Syrian government should be kept separate from discussions on the future of Assad.