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Putin supports diplomatic solution for situation in northern Iraq — Kremlin

It is reported that the Russian leader and Iraqi Prime Minister agreed to continue communication at different levels

MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani and spoke in favor of a diplomatic solution for the situation in the north of the country, the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday.

"During an exchange of opinions in connection with the escalation of tensions in northern Iraq, the president of Russia spoke in favor of resolving any emerging issues by political and diplomatic means," the statement said.

Putin and al-Sudani agreed to continue communication at different levels, the Kremlin said.

Turkey’s Operation Claw Sword started on November 20. It employs more than 50 air planes and 20 drones. Artillery supported aircraft from the ground. Strikes targeted facilities used by the Kurdistan Workers' Party and its Syrian branch, the People’s Protection Units. The Turkish Defense Ministry said the operation succeeded in some areas of northern Iraq and northern Syria.