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Iraq says Turkey assault 'reinforces' IS group

Meanwhile, Lebanon's top diplomat is calling on the Arab League to restore Syria's membership amid Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria

AP , Saturday 12 Oct 2019
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Iraq's foreign minister says Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria "reinforces terrorists' capabilities'' to reorganize and undermines world efforts to fight the Islamic State group.

Mohamed Alhakim says the Turkish incursion is a "blatant aggression'' against Syria's sovereignty and integrity.

Alhakim spoke Saturday at an Arab League emergency meeting called by Egypt following Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, which was launched on Wednesday.

He says the military assault also threatens to fuel other conflicts in Syria and will have "negative repercussions,'' especially in Iraq, which is still suffering from the war against IS.

Meanwhile, Lebanon's top diplomat is calling on the Arab League to restore Syria's membership amid Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria.

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says that readmitting Syria into the pan-Arab organization should be "the first response from the League to the Turkish aggression.'' He spoke to the league on Saturday in Cairo.

He says: "We can no longer allow any Israeli or Turkish aggression or (aggression) from any party against an Arab state or an Arab people.''

Syria's membership in the 22-member Arab League was suspended in 2011 after the Syrian government's military crackdown on protesters calling for reforms.

Bassil spoke Saturday at an Arab League meeting called by Egypt on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria.

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