Iraqi Forces Shell ISIS’ Positions On Border With Syria (Photos)

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On August 18, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) rocket launchers shelled several positions and hideouts of ISIS on the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the PMU’s media wing. The source said that direct hits were reported.

“High coordination between the security forces and the PMU to monitor any movements of the organization [ISIS] on the Syrian side,” said Saadi Nasser, a field commander of the PMU in the western province of Anbar. The added that “the intelligence role has become a cornerstone to secure the western areas of Anbar.”

Last June, the Iraqi military and the PMU shelled several positions of ISIS in eastern Syria. Back then, Iraqi forces claimed that they were preventing ISIS cells from sneaking into Iraq. However, in reality the Iraqis were supporting an attack of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on ISIS in the eastern Syrian area of al-Dashisha.

Despite of the PMU’s claims, the new strikes are likely aimed at supporting the upcoming military operation of the SDF against the remaining fighters of ISIS along the eastern bank of the Euphrates Rivers. Some of these fighters are stationed only 4km away from Iraq’s border.

PMU rocket launchers shelling ISIS positions on the Syrian-Iraqi border:

Iraqi Forces Shell ISIS’ Positions On Border With Syria (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, by the PMU’s media wing

Iraqi Forces Shell ISIS’ Positions On Border With Syria (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, by the PMU’s media wing

Iraqi Forces Shell ISIS’ Positions On Border With Syria (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, by the PMU’s media wing

 

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  • You can call me Al

    Iraq join Syria and kick the Yanks out……. kill a few Kurds if they resist as well.

  • Drogba

    Enough of this Isis BS,theyou are just zionist jewSA terrorists .

  • Pave Way IV

    ENOUGH! Enough of your excuses, Votel… If CENTCOM can’t control Iraqi troops, then we’ll replace you with someone that is capable of following Saudi orders that CAN control those monkeys. I’m not going to keep spreading Wahhabi terrorism only to have the terrorists KILLED. You want to use them, then you protect them. Otherwise, send your own God damned troops to Syria to overthrow Assad and kill Shia.

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