Iraq sends troops to protect border with Syria to antagonize ISIS fighters

The Iraqi army launched Tuesday a military operation to secure its borders with Syria, an area which recently witnessed attacks by the Islamic state group.
Hamid Al-Husseini, commander of the Iraqi Border Guards, reports say, indicated that operation, code-named “Revenge of the Martyrs”, aims to secure the border area between Iraq and Syria.
Iraq and Syria share 1,000-kilometre of border.
Isis, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) notes, has escalated its attacks on Iraq, especially in the area between Kirkuk, Saladin, and Diyala, known as the Triangle of Death. Despite being defeated in 2017, the terror group which conquered most swathes of the Iraqi territory in 2014, still has sleeping cells launching sporadic attacks.
Military forces, border guards, and the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are taking part in the operation launched on Tuesday.

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