In total, the operation involved about 40,000 troops supported by the Iraqi Air Force and the US-led coalition’s airpower.
The army and the PMU already took control over the al-Qaim border crossing with Syria and entered the town itself. In al-Qaim, the army and the PMU liberated the train station, the neighborhood of al-Karablah and entered the neighborhood of Gaza.
The town of al-Qaim is the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq. As soon as its liberated by Iraqi forces, the Syrian ISIS stronghold of al-Bukamal will become an obvious targets for anti-terrorist forces in Syria.
Text by SouthFront