Israel’s ISI released a fresh satellite image showing the recent developments on the Syrian-Iraqi border, in the area of al-Bukamal. The released image shows that Syrian continues preparations to re-open this vital boder-crossing re-establishing an official link with its neighbouring state.
While the so-called ‘land bridge’ linking Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon was technically established in 2017 when the Syrian Arab Army liberated the area from ISIS, the formal declaration that Iraq and Syria are reopening the border crossing would be an important public step.
Another point is that both Damascus and Baghdad are still contributing measures to secure the border area. In this event, a fortified post on the border would help to increase the security.