The Iraqi military says US forces that have crossed into Iraq as part of a pullout from Syria do not have permission to stay on Iraqi soil and can only be there if they are later being transported out of the country.
Daesh Takfiri terrorists have killed a distinguished security official in Iraq’s north-central province of Salahuddin as army troopers, backed by pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to flush the last remnants of the extremist outfit out of the crisis-hit Arab country.
US military forces are working to transport to safe sanctuaries hundreds of members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from the desert region of al-Jazirah in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to neighboring Iraq, a report says.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday expressed gratitude to Iraqi authorities for the hospitality provided to Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country during the Arbaeen rituals, according to IRNA.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate telephone conversations with the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iraq, Russia and Syria on the latest developments in the region, particularly over the situation in northern Syria.
US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria seems to be linked to the escape of Daesh elements from jails in the north of the Arab country, which can finally result in the regrouping of the notorious Takfiri terrorist outfit, a media report says.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have taken steps towards indirect talks to defuse tensions in the Middle East, with Riyadh asking Iraq and Pakistan to speak with the Iranian leadership about deescalation, according to the New York Times.