March 27, 2018 / 5:59 AM / 3 months ago

Iraq opposes cross-border attacks on Turkey, Iraqi PM Abadi tells Turkey's Yildirim

BAGHDAD, March 27 (Reuters) - Iraq’s armed forces have instructions to prevent “foreign fighters” from launching cross-border attacks on Turkey, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told his Turkish counterpart Benali Yildirim.

Abadi’s office said on Tuesday the two officials discussed the situation on the border by telephone.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by Robert Birsel

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