BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) have reached the Syrian border-crossing in the Nineveh Governorate, the Iraqi Joint Command reported this afternoon.

According to the statement released by the Joint Command, the Iraqi Armed Forces reached the Nineveh border-crossing into Syria for the first time since losing this area to the Islamic State (ISIL) in 2014.

With the capture of this border-crossing, the Iraqi Armed Forces have assisted the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) secure part of the border shared by Iraq and Syria.

The Iraqi Armed Forces will likely turn their attention to the strategic Al-Qa’im crossing in the Al-Anbar Governorate after today’s operations.

The Al-Qa’im crossing is the Islamic State’s last border point that links their forces in Iraq with those in Syria; if lost, they will be effectively surrounded from all sides.

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Assad must stay
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PMU has reached the syran border and that is a f*****g good new 🙂
PMU will extend the buffer zone to the south for 50 km ore more, and later, or when needed, cross the border, with the ACK of syrian government 🙂

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GUD NEWS AND KINDLY TRY AND REACH FASTER TOWARDS ALQAIM BORDER BEFORE US SCUM DO ANYTHING FISY AND START OPERATION TOWARDS DIERZOR CITY WITH SAA PERMISSION AND RELEASE YOUR BROTHERS WHO IS FIGHTING DAY AND NIGHT IN BESIGE AREA.