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Iraqi PM says troops secured troops on Syrian side of borders

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said troops managed to secure the Syrian side of borders and eliminate Islamic State members in Upper Euphrates.

During his weekly speech in Baghdad, Abadi said, “Security troops have managed to secure the Syrian side of the Iraqi borders,” adding that troops “eliminated the existence of Islamic State members.”

On Monday, Abadi made instructions to secure the Iraqi borders to limit the infiltration of the terrorists.

The Iraqi-Syrian borders are under the control of joint troops of military and border guards.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. However, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.



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