Iraq's Joint Operations Command announced Thursday (November 1st) that the Iraqi-Syrian border is fully secure and "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) movements inside Syria are monitored.
"Our border is fully secure and the terrorist enemy is about five kilometres away inside Syrian soil," command spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said in a press conference held Thursday on the border.
"There are fortifications and major efforts made by the Iraqi forces to deny the enemy all opportunities to cross into Iraq again," he said.
"We have fully surveyed the Iraqi-Syrian border and can confirm that it is highly fortified and well-equipped," he said. "We also have intelligence efforts in place, and use modern technology, including thermal cameras and drones, coupled with airstrikes."
"If the enemy tries to get near our border, it will be met with a strong response from our units," he said.