Iraqi Forces Captured Akashat Town Near Syrian Border

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Iraqi Forces Captured Akashat Town Near Syrian Border

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On Saturday, the Iraqi Army, Federal Police and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) captured Akashat town south of al-Qa’im city on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Furthermore, Iraqi forces secured a road between Akashat and the strategic Damascus-Baghdad highway.

Earlier on Saturday, Iraqi forces captured the H-3 station, Akashat factory and the Akashat housing complex near Akashat town. Furthermore, the Iraqi forces announced that it killed and injured dozens of ISIS fighters and destroyed ISIS defenses during its advance.

This large advance came only hours after the Iraqi Army, Federal Police and the PMU launched a large-scale operation towards Akashat town.

Now, the route that has been opened previously by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies towards the Iraqi border is now fully secured from the both sides.

If Iraqi forces launch another operation towards the strategic al-Qa’im city, more than half of the Syrian-Iraqi border will be secured.

Some sources even expect to see a joint Syrian-Iraqi attack on the ISIS stronghold in al-Bukamal city. The SAA and Hezbollah launched an operation to reach al-Bukamal city earlier on Saturday.

Iraqi Forces Captured Akashat Town Near Syrian Border

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  • Ronald

    The maps keep looking better and better .

  • Rob

    Its so good news. Now SAA and PMU and all allies will jointly work together to liberate border area between Syria and Iraq. This operation will be not coordinated with coalition of terrorists lead by America.

    • Cheryl Brandon

      Indeed!

  • George King

    N4 East from N7 Deir Ezzor through Rawah Iraq will cut the remaining ISIS straddling both borders in half allowing rapid advance through desert. It will also secure advance North on N7 sealing SDF from any further advance East……. Those who complained of not taking T2 may now see cauldrons created and cleaned in days, weeks at the most.

  • Roger

    I think isis focus more in syria so PMU will make fast gains

  • Jabbar Abbo
  • goingbrokes

    Good to see this advance by Iraqis. Fully securing Syrian southern border changes many things. To start with T2 pumping station is no longer a purely defensive position, perhaps serving as a tripwire, but can become a base for further offensives against ISUS. Cross border co-operation between Iraqis and Syrians will strengthen both and weaken all the insurgents. Americans rotting at at-tang will become even more irrelevant.

    • Cheryl Brandon

      They will work together going north together, which is why the Kurds are suddenly crying wolf??hehehe

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Anbar was the largest gain and, that was the control centre of the TERRORISTS!So, good on you Iraqi forces! Well done and bravo!