Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria establish ‘joint information center’ for anti-ISIS operations

Moscow, SANA- Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq have agreed to establish an information center in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to coordinate their operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

The main goal of the center will be gathering, processing and analyzing current information about the situation in the Middle East – primarily for fighting ISIS,” a military-diplomatic source told Russian news agencies on Saturday.

The information center in the Iraqi capital will be headed by an officer of one of the founding countries on a rotating basis. Rotation will take place every three months. According to the source, Iraq will run the center for the next three months.

“The agreement is a milestone for uniting the region’s countries in the war on terrorism – primarily on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorists,” the source added.
The source said that the success of the center will create favorable conditions in the near future for setting up a coordination committee to ensure the operational planning and management of Russian, Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian forces in fighting ISIS.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had recently called for establishing a broad-based anti-terrorism coalition in cooperation with the Syrian government, stressing that Russia will continue to support Syria militarily to that effect and in accordance with the military contracts signed between the two countries.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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