10:36 - 09-20-2022
The Joint Operations Command announced the details of the meeting of the Iraqi and Syrian border guards, while confirming the existence of joint work with the Peshmerga forces in order to secure the borders with Syria.
The spokesman for the leadership, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, said, "The meeting that took place between the leadership of the Iraqi border guards and their Syrian counterpart was important, and responsibilities, joint work and information exchange were discussed to control the borders and prevent any violations and smuggling operations," noting that "the procedures, capabilities and capabilities of both sides were discussed." Especially what Iraq has done regarding controlling the borders by setting up a barrier, barbed wire, watchtowers, and two defense lines, the first being the border forces command and the second being the Iraqi army."
He added, "The joint coordination and exchange of information and the pursuit of terrorists were discussed, both in their respective directions," noting that "the Joint Operations Command has worked on the Iraqi-Syrian borders for more than a year and a half, and we were able to fully secure and control them, prevent smuggling, establish a defensive line and joint work with The Peshmerga and the Syrian side.
Regarding the Hatra operation that took place in Nineveh, Al-Khafaji stressed that "the Hatra operation produced a large flow of information related to terrorist elements and their operations."
He added that "there is a plan and strategy to continue pursuing terrorists wherever they are on Iraqi soil."
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