#Iraq / #Syrian

The development reported by pro-government media Sunday comes a day after Iraqi forces captured a border crossing point with Syria, al-Waleed, from the IS militants. It was not immediately clear if the Syrian forces reached a new point along their border with Iraq or whether it was the Iraqi forces that had moved northeast of their newly captured point.

The U.S.-led coalition said it was aware of the Iraqi forces’ maneuvers along the border, which highlight Baghdad’s resolve to fight IS. The maneuvers have no impact on the U.S. presence nearby, a coalition colonel said.

via For the first time in years, Iraqi and Syrian soldiers meet at the border – Iraq – Haaretz.com

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