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IRGC, Hezbollah plan to link Baghdad to Damascus through Albukamal crossing

6 November 2017 15:46

 

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hashd Al- and Hezbollah managed to reach their first border point linking Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate and Syria’s Deir Ezzor, Sunday, after making a large advance from the T-2 Pumping Station.

As a result of this advance, the IRGC and Hezbollah found themselves within 30km of the strategic border-city of Albukamal, which is their primary objective in this latest military operation.

For the IRGC and Hezbollah, Albukamal is their chance to link the capitals of Tehran, Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus through a roadway flowing through both Iraq and Syria.

According to a Syrian military source, the IRGC currently has a very large force participating in the ongoing offensive to Albukamal to ensure the border does not come under the control of the US-backed SDF terrorists.

The US is attempting to stop this from happening; however, they appear to be running out of time, as the SDF is still several kilometers away.

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