Syria to launch operation to clear ISIS from major border crossing with Iraq

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October 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Al-Masdar CEO, Leith Abou Fadel, has confirmed on his Twitter account that the Syrian Army are preparing to liberate the town of Albukamal on the Syria-Iraq border.

This comes as Iraqi forces have launched an operation to reach Al-Qaim directly opposite Albukamal on the Iraqi side of the border.

As reported earlier by Fort Russ News, Iraqi forces have already liberated a host of sites from ISIS in their operation to liberate Al-Qaim. 

With the expected liberation of Albukamal and Al-Qaim, ISIS will effectively be reduced to an small-scale hit-and-run insurgency group without any other major cities or towns under its control.

It is unclear at this moment whether these simultaneous operations was coordinated or not.

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