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Muslim scholars warn that Russia is paving the way for military intervention in Iraq

The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq (AMSI) has warned that any foreign intervention in the Middle East will harm the interests of its people, dispel future generations and escalate violence in the region.

In a statement issued on Wednesday AMSI criticised the alleged quadripartite agreement between Russia, Iran, Syria and Iraq to forms a joint committee to exchange intelligence aiming to target Daesh and limit its activities.

Quds Press reported as saying that Russia sent military crews and 28 warplanes to Syria, and began aerial surveillance missions using unmanned aircrafts over the Syrian territory in order to provide direct support to the government of Bashar Al-Assad in exchange for the establishment of military bases

The statement warned that Russia intends to pave the way for similar operations to intervene in the Iraqi affairs.

AMSI also pointed out that these alliances come in the context of competition between major powers for influence and to settle accounts with each other.

“It has become blatant that all those countries take the presence of [Daesh] as an excuse to intervene in the region and steal its resources,” the statement added.

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