(Muslim Press) - Iraq said that its military officials are working with Russia, Iran and Syria in Baghdad to fight against the threat from ISIS takfiri group.This pact could raise concerns in the United States over these countries ' influence in the region. The cooperation had come with increased Russian concern over the presence of thousands of fighters from Russia who joined ISIS and are committing criminal acts in the region, Iraqi military ' s joint operations command on Saturday said in a statement. The cooperation comes asRussia has grown its military involvement in Syria in recent weeks, while pressing Damascus to be included in international efforts to fights ISIS. Washington has rejected this demand. The announcement also shows Iran's increasing influence in the Middle East just four years after the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.