Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from Islamic State

Reuters

The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.

Aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi air force took part in the operation, the statement said.

Al-Waleed is close to Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, where U.S. forces have assisted rebels trying to recapture territory from fleeing Islamic State fighters. U.S. forces have been based since last year at Tanf.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

The border in the vicinity of Al-Waleed and Tanf is clearly designated

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2 Responses to “Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from Islamic State”

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