BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Iraq is in full control of the Syrian border region after ousting the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) from the region, Kurdistan 24 reported, citing the head of the Iraqi Border Guards.

According to the Kurdistan 24 report, the commander of the Iraqi Border Guards, Major General Hamid ‘Abdullah Ibrahim, told the news agency that they completed the construction of a barbed-wire fence along the Iraq-Syrian border.

“We are now concerned about the Syrian border. We have put forward a program based on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s request…and are doing strategic work to protect the border,” Ibrahim said in a press statement, as quoted by Kurdistan 24.

The Iraqi Border Guards are now working to install thermal cameras to prevent any further Islamic State infiltrations from Syria.

“Neither infiltrators nor smugglers nor terrorists will penetrate our borders in the future,” the Maj. Gen. continued, adding the border guards’ work will expand following the strengthening of the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi border triangle.

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It is a start.