BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (var. Popular Mobilization Units) foiled a new attack by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) to push from Al-Anbar to Syria’s Deir Ezzor province.
According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi, their forces caught a group of Daesh terrorists attempting to enter Syria from Iraq; this prompted their border troops open fire on the infiltrators.
Hashd Al-Sha’abi managed to foil Daesh’s infiltration attempt on Saturday, killing and wounding a number of the latter’s terrorists near the Deir Ezzor border.
Since the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) redeployed several of their units from southeast Syria to the country’s northern border, Hashd Al-Sha’abi has crowded Syrian-Iraqi axis in a bid to prevent the terrorist group from expanding in this desert region.