BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units) is in full control of the Syrian border with Iraq, a commander from the Iraqi group stated on Wednesday.
The Hashd Al-Sha’abi commander, Tahsin Al-Husseini, said that his troops have deployed across the Syrian border in order to prevent any potential infiltration from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror group.
Al-Husseini said that his forces are working closely with the troops across the border to ensure that the Islamic State does not return to any of the liberated areas of Iraq and Syria.
The Iraqi group is currently working closely with both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), often coordinating attacks and exchanging information with these entities.