The Popular Mobilization Forces, the Iraqi Army, and the border guards launched a joint operation to clear the Akashat Desert from remaining ISIS terrorists along the country’s border with Syria.
The joint forces have launched a process to clear ISIS from the desert that extends toward the border with Syria.
The operation was carried out after information was received indicating that ISIS sleeper cells had returned to activities in areas close to the border.
With high coordination between the Iraqi army, the PMF, and the border guards, the operation targeted areas that had light security, where now they will be secured in order to keep ISIS out of sparsely populated desert areas.
During the past months, attacks by suspected ISIS mercenaries have increased, particularly in the region between the provinces of Kirkuk, Salaheddine and Diyala, known in the country as the “Triangle of Death”.
Almasdar / ABC Flash Point News 2020.