08-26-2020 12:51 PM
Al-Kazemi sends a message to the lion by Al-Fayyad
Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya
The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority in Iraq, Faleh Al-Fayyad, has arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
And local media reported, "The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh Al-Fayyad, arrived in Damascus and delivered President Bashar Al-Assad a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi."
Iraq has strong relations with its neighbor, Syria, and coordination between the two countries is ongoing to confront the terrorist organization ISIS, which is exploiting the geographical spaces between the two countries in order to influence it and carry out its terrorist operations.
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