November 3, 2017 / 10:22 AM / a month ago

Iraqi forces retake border crossing with Syria from Islamic State, Shi'ite militias say

ERBIL (Reuters) - Iraq’s security forces retook a border crossing with Syria from Islamic State militants on Friday, according to Iran-backed Shi‘ite militias who are taking part in the offensive.

The road, which runs through al-Qaim in Iraq and Albu-Kamal in Syria, was recaptured after Iraqi forces entered al-Qaim on Friday, one of the last remaining towns in the country still held by the militants.

Reporting by Raya Jalabi, editing by Larry King

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