BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces deployed a large number of military personnel to the Syrian border this week to block any Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from fleeing into Iraq.
According to a new report, the Iraqi Army and Hashd Al-Sha’abi deployed these reinforcements to the Anbar-Deir Ezzor border after some Islamic State terrorists were suspected of sneaking into Iraq from eastern Syria.
The Iraqi Armed Forces are taking these precautionary measures because as the battle for the Islamic State’s enclave in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley comes to an end, many terrorists will likely try to escape to the nearby desert area.
A source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar this past weekend that Islamic State fighters have been increasing their presence along the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Since they emerged in eastern Syria, the Islamic State has used the Iraqi-Syrian border to not only reinforce different fronts, but also carry out different missions inside both countries.