Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from ISIS

Displaced Iraqis gather at a temporary camp in Mosul on June 16, 2017 which was recovered by Iraqi troops from ISIS. (AFP)

The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged ISIS from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.

Aircraft from the US-led coalition and the Iraqi air force took part in the operation, the statement said.

Al-Waleed is close to Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, where US forces have assisted rebels trying to recapture territory from fleeing ISIS fighters.

US forces have been based since last year at Tanf.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50