Turkey, Iraq mull measures to combat “Islamic State”
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi discussed the measures to combat the terrorist organization known as the "Islamic State" (IS), Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported on Mar.23.
Davutoglu said that Ankara is ready to assist Baghdad for ensuring stability in Iraq.
The "Islamic State" (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) penetrated Syria's territory in 2013. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared "a holy war" against all groups and government forces of Syria.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, deploying military actions against government forces there.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.
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