Sadrist Movement's leader Muqtada al-Sadr urged Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government on Thursday, to secure the Iraqi-Syrian borders.
The Iraqi government must secure the border areas near Abu Kamal city in Syria and other areas, we are ready to cooperate with the government on this task, al-Sadr said on his twitter account.
على الحكومة العراقية تأمين الحدود المحاذية لمنطقة (البو كمال) السورية وغيرها.. ونحن على اتم الاستعداد للتعاون معها
— السيد مقتدى الصدر (@Mu_AlSadr) 31 أغسطس، 2017
This comes as the Syrian intelligence provided a safe passage to Iraq for over 800 ISIS terrorists after a deal struck in Arsal with Hezbollah militias.
Analysts said that the deal was to give ISIS terrorists weapons and safe passage to Iraq to assault Sadrist Movement's strongholds in Baghdad.
The deal was struck after a meeting with former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Irij Masjidi.