The Badr Organization affiliated to the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces) announced in statement on Wednesday that 17km of Iraq’s borderline with Syria has been cleaned up of ISIL terrorists in its forces’ operation.
The statement said that the Iraqi forces managed to advance against ISIL along the country’s border with Syria from the entrance of the village of Um Jaris towards the village of Jayr Qalfas and the town of al-Qa’em, restoring security to 17km of borderline.
The statement added that Jayer Qalfas is now under the Iraqi forces’ siege and terrorists’ supply lines to the village have been cut off, adding that the cleansing operation in the village will kick off soon.
The statement went on to say that 13 terrorists, including four suicide attackers, were killed and their bomb-laden vehicles were destroyed in the attack.
Reports said that Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani was pictured with Hashd Al-Shaabi in Northwestern Iraq on Monday.
The AMN reported that the prominent Iranian general was advising the high command of the Popular Mobilization Units during their important operation along the Syrian border-crossing.
With the capture of ISIL’s last crossing in Nineveh province, the Popular Mobilization Units will now turn their attention South towards the Takfiri terrorist group’s final stronghold on the Syrian border.
On Monday, Secretary General of Hashd al-Shaabi Hadi al-Ameri announced that his forces deployed at the country’s borders with Syria, adding that the popular forces would soon launch an anti-ISIL cleansing operation along the border.
Al-Ameri said that Hashd al-Shaabi fighters opened their way to Iraq’s border with Syria, adding that the forces deployed in the border village of Um Jaris.
“We are now in this region (Um Jaris) that is a border-crossing with Syria,” al-Ameri said, adding, “Cleansing operation at Iraq’s border with Syria from Um Jaris up to the town of al-Qa’em will be kicked off tomorrow.”