VIDEO: Security forces reach first line of ISIS defenses in last held city in Iraq

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October 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Baghdad, Iraq – A video has been released showing Iraqi forces reaching the first line of ISIS defenses for their last held city in Iraq.

The video shows Iraqi forces breaking berms around the western city of Al-Qaim on the Syrian border, bringing the government forces to within 5km of the city.

Simultaneous operations are being conducted by Syrian and Iraqi forces, with the Syrian side conducting an operation to reach the town of Albukamal, directly opposite Al-Qaim.

With both settlements liberated, it will effectively reduce ISIS to a low-scale insurgency rather then the army it once was.

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