Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Access to Iraqi airspace is critical to the Russian Air Force because they will be conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State forces that are operating along the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Russia has already fired long-range missiles over Iraq; however, they have never used Iraqi airspace to attack the Islamic State terrorists in Syria.

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Juan Enrique
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awesome, hopefully a real anti terrorist coalition will rise

Karen Gabriel
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This is great news!
Russian jets coming from Iranian base to bombard ISIS in Syria means more sorties; less fuel usage, less tired pilots…
Russian jets can do a bit of aerial canvassing over Iraq and may be able to help with some extra intel for the Iraqi Government perhaps?

Peter Whittaker
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Peter Whittaker

Fantastic.

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Thank you to Iraw

Eric Tucson
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@joy1974S they aren’t even trying to be accurate, dropping non guided bombs.

Roger
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Roger

You’re actually wrong. They are guided by physics. And it is not a rocket science to calculate exact moment for drop based on many factors

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GO RUSSIA KEEP ON BOMBARDING AGAINST ALL FUCKING ISIS MUSLIM IGNORANTS..!!

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