Iran expects Pakistan to protect its borders more seriously, an Iranian border commander said on Tuesday after Iranian forces dismantled a drug trafficking group which planned to enter the country’s soil from Pakistan.
The Turkish military has reinforced its presence in the other side of the barbed wire border with Syria amid perceived threats from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a major component of the US-backed militiamen from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said its battle to eliminate members of the foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously known as the Nusra Front – terror group from the Syria-Lebanon border is 85 percent complete as it continued its campaign to take their last remaining footholds on the frontier.
Syrian government soldiers, backed by volunteer fighters from popular defense groups, have linked up with Iraqi army troops for the first time in years after they took control of a vast territory in Syria’s semi-arid southeastern region of al-Badiya.
Iraqi forces took Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Daesh terrorist group, increasing pressure on the terrorists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian forces and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in years.
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi in Arabic, are pressing forward to liberate a key town, west of the embattled city of Mosul, from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, after arriving at the Syrian border and establishing their control on a series of towns and villages in the area.
Syria is reportedly moving troops to a desert region near its border with Iraq and Jordan amid reports that the US and allied forces are consolidating positions in the area for a possible ground invasion.
Interior Min. Rahmani Fazli in a phone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart stressed that cross-border clashes like Mirjaveh terror attack weaken economic and security ties between the two countries.