#Syria regime delegation in Iraq for ‘secret military talks’

A Syrian delegation has reportedly been holding secret meeting across Iraq with high-ranking officials to discuss Shia militias possibly fighting in Syria after the recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State group [IS].

The delegation, which is made up of regime military and intelligence officers has been staying a Baghdad hotel near the Green Zone after arriving last Friday, Iraqi officials told The New Arab on Tuesday.

“The delegation has met with various leaders of the loyalist militias, clerics, religious leaders in the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, as well as Iraqi military leaders,” an Iraqi minister, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.

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