JOINT INTELLIGENCE MEETING DISCUSS FIGHT AGAINST DAESH

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Security officials from Iraq, Iran, Russia and Syria held a joint intelligence meeting in Baghdad on Thursday, to discuss regional security issues, including the fight against the Daesh militants.

Russia, Iran, Iraq and the Syrian government created a joint intelligence-sharing centre back in 2015 to coordinate operations against Daesh.

According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, the country’s defence minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami met with Iraq’s interior minister and other officials, and praised their victory over the Daesh group.

The meeting came as Iraq launched airstrikes in neighbouring Syria against the militants.

Syrian and Iraqi forces have driven Daesh from nearly all the territory it once held, however the extremists have maintained a presence in the remote desert areas along the border. Iraq has carried out airstrikes in Syria against the group in the past.

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