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ISIS to sow discord among militias, troops to push into Iraq: Report

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A Western report has revealed attempts by ISIS to get into Iraq as the war waged by the United States against the terrorist group in Syria nears an end.

The report published by The Intercept warned against exploiting the deep conflicts between Iraqi security troops and the Iran Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) deployed along the borders between the two countries, especially in Al-Qaim.

“For months, the attempted crossings have kept the Iraqi border guards who patrol the area on their toes. But over the past weeks, the situation at the border has become increasingly uncertain, as the U.S. has begun moving military hardware and supplies out of eastern Syria in the wake of Trump’s surprise announcement of a troop withdrawal last month,” the report said on Friday.

“Anytime you have a battlefield, you want all the different actors and forces to be able to communicate and coordinate,” Lt. Col. Kent Park, who is based in Al Qaim with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, was quoted by The Intercept . “That certainly makes things a lot easier to prevent the enemy from potentially trying to work around the forces that should be on the same side.”

Last Modified: Sunday، 20 January 2019 02:47 PM
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