BAGHDAD/DUBAI: Iraqi warplanes hit a gathering of leaders of the militant Islamic State group close to Deir al-Zor in Syria on Monday, destroying the constructing they had been gathered in, the navy stated in a press release, with out giving additional particulars concerning the militants focused.
The assertion stated F-16 fighter jets carried out the raid round al-Sousa village in jap Syria, as “30 leaders from Daesh (Islamic State) gangs” met within the constructing.
The strike got here a day after Iraq’s authorities hinted at higher involvement for its armed forces in Syria because the US begins withdrawing troops from the nation.
Iraq fears that militants of the Islamic State group in Syria will attempt to cross the border, and analysts warn of accelerating insurgent-style assaults in each nations.
Baghdad has carried out a number of air raids in Syrian territory with the settlement of President Bashar al-Assad. Its military and Shia paramilitaries have bolstered on the border in current months.
Kuwait expects extra Arab nations to reopen embassies in Damascus
Kuwait stated on Monday it anticipated extra Arab nations to reopen embassies in Damascus in “coming days” however added that the transfer would wish a inexperienced gentle from the Arab League, which suspended Syria’s membership seven years in the past.
Arab states, together with some that after backed rebels in opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, are searching for to reconcile with him after decisive positive factors by his forces within the struggle, aiming to increase their clout in Syria on the expense of non-Arab Turkey and Iran.
The United Arab Emirates re-opened its embassy in Damascus final on Thursday and Bahrain stated the following day that its embassy there and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been working “with out interruption”.
Kuwait’s Deputy international minister Khaled Al-Jarallah stated the Gulf state remained dedicated to the Arab League’s resolution and would reopen its embassy in Damascus as soon as the group allowed it.
Jarallah anticipated a “thaw in relations between Syria and Arab Gulf states within the coming days as extra nations look to reopen their embassies in Damascus,” state information company KUNA reported. Arab League’s everlasting representatives are as a consequence of meet in Cairo on Jan 6.