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Iraq captures border crossing to Syria from IS

Parmenio Sano | 18 Giugno, 2017, 00:57

The capture of al-Waleed swept ID fighters from the vicinity of a U.S. base located on the other side of the border, in Syrian territory.

The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.

Al-Waleed, in the far west of Iraq, fell to the Islamic State group in 2015, giving the militants full control of the Iraq-Syria border, which they vowed to erase as part of their ambition to build a caliphate.

Since a resumption of negotiations a year ago, there have been multiple rounds brokered by the United Nations between representatives of Syrian rebels or the government of Bashar al-Assad, resulting in scant progress.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces launched an offensive to capture Raqqa from the extremists on June 6, under the cover of airstrikes by the USA -led coalition.

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against IS on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris River.


In recent months the militants have been coming under increasing pressure in the country's western deserts from government forces.

IS also controls territory along the border with Syria and urban pockets west and south of Mosul. The agreement covers four zones in Syria where the rebels are fighting pro-government forces.

In the northern city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, a US -backed Syrian force entered new neighborhoods east and west of the city adding that they were able to free dozens of civilians who were trapped in the fighting.

About 100,000 civilians remain trapped in harrowing conditions behind ISIS lines in Mosul, with little food, water and medicine and limited access to hospitals, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

IS snipers are shooting at families trying to flee on foot or by boat across the Tigris River, as part of a tactic to keep civilians as human shields, it said.

About 800,000 people, more than a third of the pre-war population of the northern Iraqi city, have fled, seeking refuge with friends and relatives or in camps.

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