The Iraqi Army and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will form a joint military center to secure the border area shared by the two sides.
According to reports, the sides reached an agreement aimed at preventing further ISIS activities in the border area after the de-facto defeat of the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.
Iraqi Security Forces & Syrian Democratic Forces link-up at shared border yesterday. Secure int’l border protects Iraqis & Syrians from remnant Daesh mvmt into & across the region as terrorist fighter/leaders attempt to flee the battlefield #defeatDaesh pic.twitter.com/EiqLUUlD4c
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) 11 December 2017
The establishment of the joint military center indicates that the US is set to continue its efforts aimed at de-facto separating of the SDF-held area from Syria and turning it into an enclave controlled and governed by the US-backed force.
This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq: