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Iraqi national security advisor meets Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

December 31, 2018 at 5:40 am

Iraqi national security adviser, Faleh al-Fayyad met on Saturday with Syrian regime President, Bashar al-Assad in the capital, Damascus.

A brief statement issued by Fayyad’s office said the two men discussed political and security developments in the region.

Meanwhile, an Iraqi political source revealed that Fayyad has delivered a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi to Assad on “security coordination in the next phase to confront the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group on the shared borders between the two countries”.

The source, who asked not to be named said that Fayyad visit comes after the US decision to withdraw from Syria leaving the border area a source of threat to Iraqi security.

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Less than a week ago, the Iraqi Prime Minister, General Commander of the Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi announced that military action will be taken on the border with Syria to prevent any possible repercussions the US troops withdrawal.

US President Donald Trump announced on December, 19 that US troops will withdraw from Syria, without specifying a timetable for the withdrawal.