DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – On Thursday afternoon, insurgents fighting under the Islamic State banner advanced on the border between Iraq and Syria, capturing an important outpost in the Jammounah area on the other side of the Al-Tanf border crossing.

Pictures released by Amaq Agency show a large ISIS convoy heading towards the desert fortification to overrun a small garrison of Iraqi soldiers in addition to capturing their weaponry.

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The desert of western Anbar arguably represents the strongest area of Islamic State resistance, signified by two consectutive ISIS videos being released from this Euphrates River region over the past week.

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bl4ckhawk
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Just a few al nusra rats still alive……the zionist terrorists and their allies are doomed.

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ISIS would appear desperate to link up with their suppliers in al-Tanf and al-Zuqf.
The Americans and their mercenaries could then drive through western Anbar to al-Bukamal and recreate their “corridor” along the Euphrates.
Iraq needs to secure western Anbar fast or Syria’s efforts to relieve Deir-ez-Zor will be in vain.

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Seems there’s a lack of aircraft patrolling the area.
Desert is the perfect place for burn feast.