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Iraq, Syria discuss enhancing military coordination

Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, received Iraqi National Security Adviser, Faleh Al-Fayad, in the Syrian capital Damascus on 18 May 2017. [Sana]
Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, received Iraqi National Security Adviser, Faleh Al-Fayad, in the Syrian capital Damascus on 18 May 2017. [Sana]

Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, today received Iraqi National Security Adviser, Faleh Al-Fayad, in the Syrian capital Damascus to discuss direct military cooperation between the two countries, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

Al-Fayad conveyed a message from Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider Al-Abadi, in which he stressed the importance of continuing to strengthen the existing military cooperation between Syria and Iraq, especially in their fight against Daesh along their shared border.

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“They [Assad and Fayad] explored the prospect of direct cooperation soon between the Syrian and Iraqi armies to fight terrorism collectively,” according to SANA.

The two Arab leaders also discussed the “practical measures for military coordination on both sides of the border in light of the victories the Iraqi army is achieving in Mosul”.

Moreover, the Iraqi official highlighted “the importance of eliminating terrorism jointly and stopping its crimes against the people of Syria and Iraq and the peoples of the region,” noting that it “requires sincere efforts of all countries inside and outside the region because the threat of terrorism is a real threat to the security of the whole world.”

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