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    Iraqi special forces soldiers move toward the front line during fighting against Daesh in western Mosul, Iraq, March 17, 2017.

    Iraq to Take All Necessary Measures to Block Cross-Border Daesh Attacks - Abadi

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the country would take all necessary measures to prevent cross-border attacks by Daesh militants in Syria.

    Previously, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the country's plans to launch a cross-border operation to fight against terrorists on the territory of Syria, explaining that the anti-terror campaign "developed from fighting terror in Iraq to fighting terror in the region".

    READ MORE: Iraq May Launch Cross-Border Operation to Fight Terrorists in Syria - PM Abadi

    In late 2017, Iraq declared the final defeat of the Daesh* terror group after years of fighting against the militants. The victory was celebrated with a military parade held in Baghdad's Green Zone.

    The same year Syria was also victorious - the country's armed forces declared victory over Daesh, citing the liberation of the last town in Syria from the jihadists and the end of their three-year reign in the region.

    READ MORE: Iraq Seeks Support From US-Led Coalition to Continue Fight Against Daesh - Envoy

    This week, Daesh militants said in a statement posted on their social media accounts that they renew their pledge of loyalty to "the commander of the faithful and the caliph of the Muslims, the mujahid sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."

    *Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State), a terrorist group banned in Russia

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