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    The Syrian Army claimed on Tuesday that the US and Saudi Arabia are allowing Daesh terrorists passage into Syria from Mosul.

    According to the army's statement released via state media, the US-led coalition plans to entail securing roads and safe passages into Syria to allow the terrorists consolidate their presence and create "new battleground realities" in eastern Syria.

    "Any attempt to cross the border is an attack on the sovereignty of Syria… and would be dealt with all forces available," the  statement said.

    On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the military operation to retake Iraqi Mosul from the militants from Daesh terrorist group.

    According to local media, about 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are taking part in the operation, backed by air strikes carried out by the US-led international coalition.

     

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    terrorism, support, offensive, Syrian crisis, Daesh, Syrian Armed Forces, Mosul, Saudi Arabia, United States, Syria, Iraq
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