Iraq deploys troops to secure borders with Syria

(MENAFN) On Monday, the Joint Iraqi troops have been intensively deployed to secure the borders with Syria, a security source said.

Speaking to BasNews, Col.Saleh Hassan said "joint troops of army and police and border troops were deployed since the morning at the Iraqi-Syrian borders fearing infiltration by Islamic State."

"Troops were highly deployed. The intelligence of the 15th division are currently inspecting the villages located near the borders in Nineveh province," he added.

Moreover, Hassan added that "the military intelligence arrested around 20 Islamic State members, including Arab leaders, possessing fake identity cards. They were taken to Nineveh Operations Command for investigations."

Last week, the Iraqi security troops reportedly made military reinforcements along the borders with Syria.



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