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Iraqi forces shell ISIS hotspots in Syrian territories

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Iraqi military forces have shelled sites belonging to ISIS terrorist group in the Syrian territories, an Iraqi security source said on Friday.

The operation was carried out with the aim of preventing ISIS elements from approaching the Syrian-Iraqi border in such bad weather conditions, the source added.

According to a preliminary toll, at least 15 ISIS militants were killed in the operation.


Following the US troops pullout decision in December, Iraq has announced that it is willing to protect its borders by striking ISIS hotbeds in Syria, after coordinating with the Syrian authorities.