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Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) joined efforts of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) by launching own security operation against ISIS cells along the border area to the southwest of the border city of al-Bukamal.

According to pro-government sources, SAA and NDF units are once again attempting to clear at least a part of the desert from ISIS hideouts. This should allow government troops to grant an additional security to their postions along the Euphrates. Nonetheles, it’s unlikely that this limited effort would allow the SAA and the NDF to put an end to the ISIS threat from the desert. The main reason is that ISIS cells still expirience a freedom of movement in the southeastern desert part of the country, especially near the US-occupied zone of al-Tanf.

Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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The PMU launched own operation against ISIS cells in the border area on July 7. Since then, PMU units have secured over a dozen of villages and eliminated several ISIS hideouts. Casualties among ISIS members are also reported. The issue is that in the case of Iraq most of ISIS cells are still hiding in the urban areas in the northern part of the country.

Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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Syrian, Iraqi Forces Hunt Down ISIS Cells In Border Area (Map, Photos)

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  • Rob

    But these ISIS terrorist are US and EU forces. They will definitely retaliate.

  • RichardD

    This seems like a self defeating effort when Iraq is allowing US forces access to Syria. Where they are almost certainly supporting Isis units operating in SDF held areas and then infiltrating Iraq from SDF held areas. It’s in Iraq’s own best interest to discontinue allowing the US to maintain a presence in Syria from Iraqi soil.

    • Ronald

      A start would be control of the Iraqi-Syrian border now controlled by the Kurdish SDF.

  • Rob

    Under US and EU pressure the poor Iraqi and Syrian politicians have given pieces of their lands to Kurds. Can US and EU give their lands to Apache tribs “the real native Americans”. LOL

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Very good they need to clear out the caves too that’s where daesh is hiding

  • klove and light

    Breaking News

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels continued their offensive in northern Latakia this afternoon, targeting several areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
    According to a preliminary report from the battlefield, the jihadist rebels managed to capture their first town during this offensive in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia.

    The report said the jihadist rebels captured the town of Atterah after overrunning the Syrian military’s lines this afternoon.
    With Atterah under the control, the jihadist rebels have now captured two sites from the Syrian Arab Army since launching this offensive last night.
    At the same time, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is now present over northern Latakia. The SyAAF has already carried out several attacks since noon (local time), with their assault choppers doing most of the striking.