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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