The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) liberated the village and the border crossing of Tal al-Safouk west of Al-Baaj at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The PMU also continued its advance on the Syrian-Iraqi border south of Tal al-Safouk towards Al-Qaim. Moreover, the PMU closed the gap opened by ISIS on the border fence near Tal al-Safouk – ISIS’s most important supply point between Syria and Iraq – killing 34 ISIS fighters, including 10 suicide bombers, and destroying 20 ISIS vehicles.
Separately, PMU troops managed to repel ISIS attack from Syrian territory on its new positions on the Syrian-Iraqi border. The PMUdestroyed two ISIS vehicles and killed a group of suicide bombers.
From its side, ISIS claimed that it managed to destroy a tank and a vehicle as well as to damage two bulldozers belonging to the PMU with ATGMs south of Tal al-Safouk.
According to the Director of Military Engineer, Engineer Zulfiqar al-Ardi, military engineers units of the PMU have secured 1,000 kilometers so far in the operations of Muhammad Rasool Allah.
Al-Ardi also said that “Military engineer was officially commissioned by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – Deputy Chairman of the PMU – to build trenches and fences on the Iraqi-Syrian border and to set up roads to supply the tranches in the event of any attack.”