Iraq Allowed to Strike ISIS Targets in Syrian Territory: PM

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Iraqi prime minister says the Syrian government has allowed Iraqi forces to launch airstrikes on ISIS targets all over the Syrian territory.

“I respect the sovereignty of states, and I have secured the approval of Syria to strike positions (on its territory),” Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi told a conference in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya.

Iraq will continue to hit the ISIS terrorist group’s targets in Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries if they give their approval, al-Abadi added.

Abadi on February 24 announced the first Iraqi air strike inside Syrian territory, targeting ISIS positions in retaliation for bomb attacks in Baghdad, Reuters reported.

“I will not hesitate to strike the positions of the terrorists in the neighboring countries, we will keep on fighting them,” Abadi said.

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