Artillery units of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have shelled ISIS positions inside Syria, the PMU said in an official statement on its website.
According to the statement, the PMU carried out artillery strikes on ISIS targets near the village of al-Desheisha on May 31. ISIS members were allegedly “trying to reach [Iraqi] troops deployed along the border, taking advantage of the bad weather conditions”.
Last week, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said that Iraqi troops had secured secured the border with Syria in Upper Euphrates and had eliminated ISIS members there.
Hoewever, ISIS units operating in the Syrian-Iraqi border area are still posing a notable security threat. If the Iraqi government wants to eliminate them, it will need to boost its activity in the area further.