The Iraqi military has plans to launch a cross-border military operation to combat terrorists in Syria, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi.
“The situation in Syria remains a real challenge and we are focused on finding a solution. We have gone from fighting terrorism in Iraq to fighting terrorism in Syria,” the prime minister told media during his weekly press conference on April 1. “Our project has developed from fighting terror in Iraq to fighting terror in the region…. we do not want to exceed our limits, and we will not transgress those of other countries.”
Abadi noted that the plan had been discussed with military commanders on March 31. He also admitted that ISIS terrorists are still active in some parts of Iraq.
The main area of ISIS activity is the Syrian-Iraqi border. Thus, according to some experts, Syrian and Iraqi forces may indeed launch some coordinated effort to end the terrorist group’s presence in the area.