UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — It was last April that the chiefs of staff of the armed forces of Iran and Iraq agreed on joint cooperation in the field of air defense to secure their airspace and protect themselves from danger that the US military represents. Would the agreement be operational now?
On the basis of intelligence gathered, the Iraqi army launched violent strikes against Daesh hideouts in Diyala province, not far from the Iranian borders.
In their latest air operation, Iraqi army fighter planes bombed the positions of US deputies, Daesh terrorists, in northeastern Diyala province.
After receiving accurate information to locate the Takfirist terrorists’ whereabouts, Iraqi air strikes against the positions of terrorists at Hamrin Lake in the northeastern part of Diyala.
Iraqi security forces continue their anti-Daesh operations. The plan for the withdrawal of US forces from Iraqi soil and the need for the two neighbors’ preventive operations to counter any attempt at US attack on the Iraqi military continue to be on the agenda.
In early May, Iraqi Army Air Force Commander Lieutenant Hamad al-Attiyah met with IRA Chief of Staff General Mohammad Baqeri in Tehran.
Calling Iraq a friend and brother, General Baqeri reiterated the need to strengthen strategic, military, technical and industrial relations between the two countries.
Echoing Iran’s unwavering support for Iraq, General Baqeri said that the security and development of the two countries are one and the same.
For his part, Lieutenant al-Atiya thanked Iran for the support it gave to Iraq in the fight against Daesh, stressing: “We have only seen honesty on the part from Iran, as we were going through difficult times during the fight against Daesh.”
However, the continuation of some sporadic acts of terrorists in the Iraqi territory against the security forces necessitates the cooperation of Iranian-Iraqi armies and intelligence services.
On Wednesday, May 15, a source close to the Iraqi intelligence service reported the death of four policemen in an attack on unidentified gunmen in southern Kirkuk province, according to television channel Al. -Sumaria.
In reference to an intelligence source, Al-Sumaria television reported that unknown gunmen killed four police officers on a mission in al-Hawija town, Kirkuk province.
“The four policemen killed were all high-ranking security forces in the country,” said an intelligence source who requested anonymity.
Although no group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, it was reportedly organized by elements linked to the dormant Daesh cells still present in the south of Kirkuk province.
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