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Hashd Al-Shaabi Repels ISIL Offensive at Borders with Syria

9 October 2017 12:43


The Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) repulsed an attack by the ISIL terrorists to enter Iraq via the common borders with Syria.

According to Hashd al-Shaabi news website, Division 25 of Hashd al-Shaabi warded off the ISIL attack in Tal Safouk passageway in the Northwestern parts of al-Anbar province.

The report added that all ISIL militants were killed in clashes with Hashd al-Shaabi forces.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Head of Hashd al-Shaabi Committee Faleh al-Fayyad announced that his forces will cooperate with the Syrian army in taking back the bordering areas occupied by the terrorists.

“Hashd al-Shaabi is the (Iraqi) government’s arm and plays an important role in the liberation operations,” al-Fayyad was quoted as saying by al-Forat news website in a press conference.

“Merely, al-Qanem region at borders with Syria is under the terrorists’ occupation and Iraq will soon cooperate with the Syrian military forces to liberate and regain control of common borders,” he added.

Reports also said on Saturday that the Iraqi Air Force bombed the venue of a meeting of ISIL commanders near the border with Syria, killing 20 terrorists including emir (military commander) of the so-called Baghdad velayah (governorate) of the self-proclaimed Caliphate.

Twenty terrorists, including emir of Baghdad velayah nom de guerre Abu Tariq, were killed in the air assault on the venue of a meeting of ISIL’s senior commanders in one of al-Jamahir neighborhood of the town of al-Qa’em at border with Syria.

Abu Tariq was a former officer in Saddam Hussein’s army.

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