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Iraqi forces foil terrorist attempt to infiltrate from Syrian border

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil ‘Abdel-Mahdi said on Tuesday that his country’s forces managed to foil an infiltration attempt by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) at the Syrian border this week.

According to ‘Abdel-Mahdi, the Iraqi forces killed several Daesh terrorists that were caught trying to infiltrate into the Al-Anbar Governorate from Syria’s Deir Ezzor province.

The Daesh terrorists were attempting to advance into Al-Anbar after seizing several areas from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in southeast Deir Ezzor.

However, Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces quickly reinforced the border region in order to prevent Daesh’s expansion into the Al-Anbar Governorate.

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