Iraqi Guard Killed in Daesh Attack Near Syrian Border
BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – An Iraqi border guard officer is killed and three others wounded in an overnight attack by Daesh terrorists near the Iraqi-Syrian border in western Iraq, the Iraqi military say.
The attack took place after midnight when Daesh terrorists crossed the border line with Syria and attacked a border guard outpost in north of al-Walid border crossing point, sparking a several-hour clash, an army source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
A reinforcement force dispatched to the scene and forced the attackers to withdraw, the source said without giving further details.
Late in 2017, Iraq declared full liberation of its territories from Daesh terrorists after Iraqi forces seized the whole border areas with Syria and nearby desert in western Iraq.
However, small groups or individuals of Daesh terrorists still try to infiltrate into Iraq from neighboring Syria through the roughly 600 km long border with Iraq with vast rugged areas and desert land.