Iraqi authorities have deployed border more guards along the Iraqi-Syrian borders to prevent the infiltration of ISIS terrorists into the country, The Baghdad Post reported.
According to the The Baghdad Post, Iraq is setting up defense structures along the border in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar.
On Friday, a regional representative of Iraqi Kurdistan, which occupies a part of northern Iraq, said that up to 20,000 ISIS fighters still remained in Iraq and Syria.
In early November, the US news outlet NBC said that militants from the ISIS terrorist group, following their defeat in Syria, were moving across the border into northern Iraq to rebuild their forces there.
The jihadists received a powerful blow last month when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in Idlib during a US military operation.
The terrorists were also targeted by Turkish forces during Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, which made them flee the region.