Russia has partnered with both Syria, Iraq and Iran to combat IS, and has now opened a military center in Baghdad.
The center is a joint center for Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran, to exchange information in the fight against the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, the center is located in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, and it will be a gathering place for military representatives from the four countries.
The plant will reportedly also be used to coordinate military operations against IS, the jihadist group that has taken control of large areas of Iraq and Syria over the past year.
The Russians have recently equipped the Syrian government with fighter aircraft and other military equipment, which has caused worries in the West.
The Iraqi military confirmed Saturday night the collaboration in a statement.
- The cooperation happens after increased Russian concern about the thousands of terrorists from Russia, who is performing criminal acts with Daesh, the report says, where IS referred to by another name.
Russia supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and is pushing for that Damascus should be part of the global effort against IS, which the United States refuses to accept.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the UN General Assembly, where it is expected that he will advocate for a collective effort against the extremist group.
Putin will also have talks with US President Barack Obama in connection with his visit to New York. Earlier in the week, sources stated to Bloomberg that the Russians are planning to go to war against IS in Syria - with or without the US on board.
Ilja Rogatsjov, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, followed up by saying that Russia "theoretically" could join the US-led military coalition that is fighting against the jihadists.
- But it must be done within the right conditions, said Rogatsjov.
Obama has been criticized for being too little decisive about the conflicts in the Middle East. It is expected that Secretary of State, John Kerry, soon will present a new plan for a political solution in Syria.
And when Obama and Kerry plan for another failed political solution with radical nutters, Putin plans to simply blow them away.
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