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Commander: Iraqi, Syrian Resistance Forces to Launch Joint Operations at Borders



A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces) announced that the resistance forces in his country and Syria will conduct joint operations at bordering areas to impose full control over regions near Mosul and Deir Ezzur.

“Given the fact that the Mosul operation is nearing end, I declare that the Hashd al-Shaabi forces will move towards the Syrian borders in the next few days and new operations will start against the ISIL in that region. Also, the resistance forces in Syria, including Hashd al-Shaabi fighters, will start their operations on Syrian soil and from al-Zamir region towards al-Nataf and their operation will cover a region 180 km in length,” Abu Ala al-Velayee said on Sunday.

Explaining that the operations will lead to cleansing terrorists and regaining full control over the bordering regions between Syria and Iraq, he said, “The Operations will start from three points; the first point will be covered by the Syrian army, while the Lebanese Hezbollah and Hashd al-Shaabi forces will be present in the two other points. In the end, all forces will meet each other in regions along the border border.”

His remarks came one day after reports said that the Syrian army forces have prepared the ground for closing off the country’s border with Iraq with the help of Russia.

An informed source told Younews website that the Syrian army is preparing for massive military operations to seal the country’s border with Iraq.

The Syrian soldiers have also established security at the country’s border with Lebanon by purging terrorists from the regions between Western al-Qalamoun and Zabadani in the Western Ghouta of Damascus.

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