Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria cooperate in the fight against IS

(VOVworld) - Iraq said on Saturday that its military officials were engaged in intelligence and security cooperation in Baghdad with Russia, Iran and Syria to counter the threat from the Islamic State militant group, a pact that could raise concerns in Washington.

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Iraq's military is to cooperate on intelligence and security with Russia, Iran and Syria to counter the Islamic State group. (Photo: Getty Images/ AFP)

A statement from the Iraqi military's joint operations command said the cooperation had come "with increased Russian concern about the presence of thousands of terrorists from Russia undertaking criminal acts with the Islamic State. The move could give Moscow more sway in the Middle East. It has stepped up its military involvement in Syria in recent weeks while pressing for Damascus to be included in international efforts to fight Islamic State.

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