DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 A.M.) – On Monday, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) made a big push towards the Syrian-Iraqi borders, reaching the town of Umm al-Jaris.

Umm al-Jaris is right in the border of the Niniveh province with the Al-Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria, mostly controlled at this moment by the predominantly-Kurdish US-backed Syrian Democractic Forces (SDF).

Many Yazidi militias, formerly under the umbrella of the KRG’s Peshmerga, decided to join the PMU in their push to seal the borders.

Now, after seizing this point at the north of the border, PMU forces are setting their sight in the town of Al-Qaim, the last stronghold of the Islamic State (ISIS) between Syria and Iraq.

As reported earlier, IRGC General Qassem Suleimani has recently appeared in pictures with PMU members somewhere in northwestern Iraq, in a visit clearly related to the recent offensive by the Iraqi forces.

PMU Leader, Hadi Al-Ameri, has stated that their forces will start moving south from Umm al-Jaris towards Al-Qaim and beyond, in order to completely seal the border.

If the PMU take Al-Qaim, ISIS forces will be split in two big pockets, one at each side of the border.

Al-Ameri also said he opposes any kind of US involvement in the area, and that he is coordinating with the Syrian Goverment in that regard.

In addition, PMU Spokesman Karim Nouri said PMU forces could eventually cross from Iraq to Syria to fight ISIS militants if Damascus wants and allow it.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is advancing across the Syrian desert towards Iraq, and is quite close to reach the Al-Tanf border crossing, clashing with ISIS and US-backed FSA rebels in the process.

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Chauhan Chauhan

PMU SHOULD REACH FASTER TO ALQAIM AND ALSO TAKE SYRIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER TRY AND REACH DIER ZOR CITY AND CALL SAA TO START OPERTION FROM ALQAIM BORDER ALSO TO REACH TOGHTER DIER ZOR CITY WHICH WILL BE FASTER AND SAA SHOULD REACH AL TANAF LIKE THIS US ADVANTURE ON BORDER WILL FINISH

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Fred Flinstone

I have a feeling that this is the plan.

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Chauhan Chauhan

SAA CAN BRE DROPPED ON THE IRAQI BORDER BY HELICOPTER ONCE ALQAIM BORDER IS LIBERTATED SO THEY CAN START OPERTION FROM THAT ALQAIM BORDER TO REACH DIER ZOR CITY WITH THE HELP OF PMU WHICH WILL BE MUCH FASTER. US WILL BE SURPRISE IF RUSSIA WILL GET THAT HELP WITH IRAN SUPPORT

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Janjak Desalin 1804

so, my comment was deleted? f**k this BULLSHIT site.