Joint Operations Command will launch a solid security plan to control the Iraqi-Syrian border immediately after recapturing Rawa town in western Anbar, security expert Fadel Abu Ragheef revealed Monday.
In a press statement, Abu Ragheef said border guards and Anbar and Mosul police as well as emergency forces will implement the security plan aiming at controlling the Iraqi-Syrian border and preventing the infiltration of ISIS terrorists into the Iraqi territory.
The Joint Operations Command pays an exceptional attention to the control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. This move aims to avoid the repetition of what happened in 2014 when ISIS terrorists sneaked into the Iraqi territory, leading to the fall of Mosul, Anbar and parts of Diyala and Salahuddin, he noted.
The plan depends on police, but Tribal Mobilization forces can be used if necessary, he added.
Last week, it was reported that the Iraqi army retook six more villages in Rawa.
Rawa is the only town in western Anbar that is still under the control of ISIS.