Iraqi PM would 'welcome' Russian airstrikes
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome a Russian military intervention against militants in Iraq. (Al Bawaba/File)
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told France 24 television on Thursday that he had been receiving "massive information" from both Syria and Russia on the Daesh Takfiri militant group.
When asked if he had discussed with Russia airstrikes in his country, Abadi said, "Not yet," adding, "It is a possibility. If we get the offer we will consider it and I would welcome it."