Syrian Army Reaches Border With Iraq Near Al Tanf

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A truck of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). (File) - Sputnik International
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The Syrian army reached on Friday the country’s border with Iraq near the town of al-Tanf, local media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) –The Syrian army supported by allied units continues the offensive in the Badiya desert, where they reached the border with Iraq, the SANA news agency reported citing a military source.

All units of Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russia, remaining in the area, were reportedly eliminated during the offensive.

The offensive advances despite the US-led coalition’s airstrike that hit the Syrian troops near al-Tanf on Thursday. Syria as well as Russia condemn coalition airstrikes against Syrian troops saying that such strikes violate international law and strengthen terrorists’ positions.

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