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Moscow: Baghdad did not ask us to conduct airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

The spokesman for the Russian presidency at the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov
The spokesman for the Russian presidency at the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Russian Presidency denied on Thursday the presence of a formal request by Iraq for Russia to conduct air strikes against ISIS sites in Iraq.

The spokesman for the Russian presidency at the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, said in a press statement followed by IraqinNews.com “Iraq has not provided any formal or informal request to Russia to launch air strikes against ISIS in Iraq,” adding that, “The present time does not require thinking about such a possibility.”



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  1. There are sufficient airstrikes against ISIS so there is no need for Russia to provide more because all that is needed now is for Iraq’s well equipped and large ground forces to bravely move forward and fight ISIS forces that are in the towns and cities that ISIS captured ages ago.

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