The Iraqi Popular Mobilization militia arrived on Monday at the Syrian border after making advances on the IS organization west of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar.
The leader of the popular mobilization and the Secretary General of the militias, "Badr" Hadi al-Amiri said that their troops reached the border of Iraq and Syria, adding that new military operations will begin tomorrow to control the border area stretching from Umm Jreid to Qaim.
A commander of the militia, "Abu Mahdi Muhandes," said yesterday that the militia took control of large areas located at a distance of 20 to 25 km from the Iraqi-Syrian border after the collapse of IS organization and withdrawal from many areas.
The Popular Mobilization Militants are seeking to enter the Syrian border and reach the city of Albu Kamal in order to meet Iraqi militias fighting alongside the Syrian regime in Palmyra. They have recently moved to the Badia area to reach the al-Tanf crossing, which is controlled by factions of the Free Syrian Army.
The military operations launched by Iraqi popular militias and Iraqi militias in Syria are run by Tehran, which is trying to build a ground passage from Iran to Iraq, passing through Syria to Lebanon, where the Lebanese militia of Hezbollah is.