Alexander Mercouris

Alexander Mercouris

Editor-in-Chief atThe Duran.

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The Iraqi air strikes on Syria are legal and do not endanger Syria. Here’s why.

Iraq has a strong case in international law that its air strikes on ISIS in Syria are legal even if it did not obtain the prior permission of the Syrian government for them, and there is sufficient commonality of interest between Iraq and Syria at the moment given their respective wars against ISIS for the Syrian authorities to take a sanguine view of the Iraqi air strikes.