Iraqi army says border with Syria “totally secured”

Iraqi-Syrian borders are totally secured by the Iraqi Army after the liberation of Iraq from Islamic State, said the head of Anbar Council.
“The security situation in Anbar province is reassuring,” Ahmed al-Alwani was quoted by IKH News as saying on Sunday.
“High-level coordination is underway among security bodies in Anbar to maintain the province’s security and reopen state institutions there as soon as possible,” he added.
Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.
In a speech during the international media conference held at the journalists syndicate in Baghdad on Saturday, December 9, Abadi said, “Our troops gained full control on the Iraqi-Syrian borders. We announce the end of war against Islamic State.”
“Our battle against the enemy, who wanted to destroy our civilization, is over. Thus, we gained victory through our unity and determination that made us defeat IS in short time,” he said.

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