The Iraqi Army’s 7th Division – backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – liberated the entire Trabil border-crossing on Thursday, putting an end to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) presence along the Iraqi-Jordanian border.
However, the capture of the Trabil border-crossing is a small victory in comparison to the 400 km of highway the Iraqi Armed Forces have liberated since the new year.
Following the liberation of Al-Ramadi, the Iraqi Armed Forces have rolled through the Al-Anbar countryside, seizing several villages and hilltops from the Islamic State terrorists that were once considered untouchable.
Now, the Iraqi Armed Forces have shifted their attention to the Al-Qa’im border-crossing into the Deir Ezzor Governorate of Syria.
This border-crossing is the heart-and-soul of ISIS’ fight in both Iraq and Syria; if lost, they will lose their most important link between the two countries.