Iraq's PM says intelligence sharing with Russia, Syria, Iran needed for war on Islamic State

September 28, 2015 10:55 AM

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BAGHDAD – Iraq's prime minister says Baghdad needs to share intelligence with other countries, including Russia, Syria and Iran, in order to defeat the Islamic State group.

In a televised speech aired Monday before his departure to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Haider al-Abadi says Iraq welcomed Russia's "recent interest" in battling the IS group, and responded by establishing an intelligence cell that also includes Iran and Syria.

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