.
.
.
.

Iraq may request Russian air strikes on ISIS soon: official

A top Iraqi official says Baghdad wants ‘bigger role’ for Russia to fight ISIS than the U.S.

Published: Updated:

Iraq may request Russian air strikes against ISIS on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the group, the head of parliament’s defence and security committee told Reuters on Wednesday.

“We might be forced to ask Russia to launch air strikes in Iraq soon. I think the upcoming few days or weeks Iraq will be forced to ask Russia to launch air strikes and that depends on their success in Syria,” said Hakim al-Zamili.