Russia, Syria and Iran are working together in Baghdad to co-ordinate Shia militias fighting ISIS, say US intelligence

Military commanders from Russia, Syria and Iran have set up a cell in Baghdad to co-ordinate Shia militias fighting the Islamic State, it was claimed today.

Western intelligence sources claim the operation involves Russian generals and other Moscow personnel, with one senior official saying they are ‘popping up everywhere’ in the Iraqi capital.

The powerful Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, who has been leading the militia offensive against ISIS in Iraq, has also been spotted in Baghdad in recent days.

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  • Alain

    I find there are no good guys in this fight, and I can only hope that for once Canada refuses to participate.

    • Millie_Woods

      My sentiments exactly.

    • mobuyus

      No good guys but lots of bad guys, guys our army are trained to kill. Canadians in legion have put to paid many a miscreant. I would not deny our Carpenters nails to pound and I would not deny our army bad guys to pound.

    • BillyHW

      Plague is the only solution.

    • FactsWillOut

      Actually, Assad is the good guy. He ran a secular regime and protected Jews and Christians from Muslims. When the Islamic uprising called the arab Spring hit Syria, he responded with force, the only language the Muzzies understand. The west, by denouncing Assad, have essentially fortified the Islamic uprising. Like they did in Libya, Kosovo, the Ivory Coast and Iraq.

      • canminuteman

        I agree. It takes a strong man to rule over savages. They are never going to have a democratic, secular system of government with free and fair elections. The best we can get is a strong man to keep the savages under control.

        Before the Iraq war I didn’t feel like this. I thought that when Sadam was overthrown and the people of Iraq were given the chance of civilization they would take it. It pains me to admit that I am wrong, but I am prepared to learn from experience.

        • African

          Exactly so!

      • Ho Hum

        I agree 1000% . If you compare Assad to our “allies” in places like Saudi Arabia and Turkey he looks pretty good. His family is very westernized and would not look out of place in the White House.

        http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00447/7351c610-1402-11e3-_447768c.jpg

        • FactsWillOut

          I’m convinced that our leaders are our enemies, and as such, they will ally with our enemies.

          • Ho Hum

            Yes we are living in crazy times where up is down and wrong is right. Nothing makes any sense – its like we are living in a bad dream.

          • FactsWillOut

            It was probably like this in the dying days of previous civilizations, as those with eyes to see watched all of the fruits of centuries of though and labor torn asunder for the most spurious of reasons.

          • El Martyachi
          • African

            Exactly so. They don’t deserve to lead. They deserve to be sent to 10 years of hard labor and reeducation camps!

        • infedel

          They look white because of their past invasions to Europe and all the sex slaves …like today— ban islam,

        • African

          Very True! And yet America,Canada and the West are allied to the barbaric and genocidal jihadists that overthrew Qaddafi, Mubarak and want to do the same to Assad and keep blaming Russia for having the common sense to back Assad who is far better than all the jihadists they are backing. A great deal is wrong with the West. Not just the governments but the majority of their societies!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I watched that interview Assad gave on American TV a while back. He seemed like a reasonable person.

        • El Martyachi

          That’s part of the reason he couldn’t keep a lid on the place. His papa and (deceased) older brother respectively did and likely could’ve.

      • barryjr

        But, but, but President Buckwheat and Secretary Lurch says he’s bad. Don’t forget President Buckwheat won a Nobel Peace prize so he must know what he’s saying.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          President Buckwheat.
          That’s wickedly funny!

      • Brett_McS

        True. Australia has announced support for Assad. He’s the only option.

    • infedel

      Yep–the West should no longer fight wars for islam.

      • Ho Hum

        And we should not START wars in Islamic countries which is what we did in Libya, Syria, Iraq and probably other places like Egypt

        • infedel

          Nope.mo and his bros have been fighting for 1400 years to dominate our lands.

    • Unfortunately, the situation is not static. ISIS can go where it pleases (ie- Germany).

      Off-topic: please see this:

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/mother-of-7-young-children-has-brain-tumor-and-urgently-needs-your-help

    • African

      Canada is already in it. It followed America and backed the barbaric jihadists that overthrew Qaddafi and the ones who are now fighting Assad.

    • African

      Canada is already in it. It blindly followed America and backed the barbaric
      jihadists that overthrew Qaddafi and the ones who are now fighting
      Assad.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    All this activity may keep Baghdad from falling to ISIS, but I see nothing more than a stalemate continuing. I wonder if Iraqis will follow the lead of the Vietnamese and label the Russians “Americans without money.”

  • Ho Hum

    In related news the U.S. Military has admitted (contrary to previous denials) that “moderate” rebels trained and armed by the U.S. did in fact turn over their weapons to Al Nusra rebels (Al Qaeda in Syria)

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/25/syrian-commander-gives-equipment-to-al-qaeda-affiliate-us-military-says/

  • infedel

    Well if Russia kills islam– then yeah.

  • barryjr

    Makes you wonder; the evil Russian bear wants to fight Jihadists and the saintly American buzzard says we have to allow them to carry on unfettered.

  • Allan

    While I greatly dislike the idea of Russia fighting alongside Hezbollah and Iran, I want Assad in power. Yes he is bad and mean and so on. But like Saddam, he kept the lid on the savages. And they are fighting against ISIS in what should be, (compared to the U.S.) in a meaningful way. It’s just realpolitik.

    And assuming neither side, “wins”, it’s will just be a net positive of culling herds on both sides. Someone had to eventually get in the mud and I’m glad it’s not the west. I do not want one drop of Canadian, American, British or Aussie blood shed fighting for anyone over there.

    My Lord, hundreds of millions of Muslims and none have the will to take a stand? It would be a crime for us to lose even one soldier fighting for them. And this is not 1970 or 80 or 90. WE HAVE OIL AND PLENTY OF IT! So we need nothing from that part of the world. Geopolitical reasons? Obama has ceded the whole territory to Iran so geopolitically we have no reason either.