Iraq authorizes Russia to target ISIS convoys coming from Syria

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State-run Turkish press agency Anadolu Agency reports:

The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh [ISIS] convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.

The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria.

Hakem al-Zamli, chief of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told Anadolu Agency on Friday that the measure contributed to weakening Daesh by cutting off its supply routes.

Russia, an ally of the Assad regime, began carrying out airstrikes in Syria on Sept. 30. According to the Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at weakening the Daesh militant group, an avowed enemy of the regime. […]


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Saudi prince held in record Beirut airport drug bust http://tribune.com.pk/story/979381/saudi-prince-held-in-record-beirut-airport-drug-bust/
No surprises there; except that there has been almost no reporting of the fact that the rebels are using vast amounts of amphetamines….