Iraqi authorities announced Sunday they have begun building a barbed fence along its border with Syria to stop the infiltration of ISIS terrorists into the country.
An official who spoke to the Baghdad Post on condition of anonymity said the building started 10 days ago.
The security fence will be supplied with surveillance towers.
The frontier barrier includes a six-metre-wide trench and involves thermal cameras and drones scanning the border for extremists attempting to cross from Syria.
In late December 2017, Iraq's PM Haider Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But the terror group's sleeper cells still carry out sporadic attacks against civilians, security personnel and facilities.