Islamic State transfers new weapons across Iraqi border to Syria


ARA News

Istanbul, Turkey – Iraqi tribal sources in Anbar province announced Tuesday that intelligence sources in the province informed the international coalition through Jordan that the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) has transferred weapons to Syria.

Kamel Mohammadi, a tribal leader in western Anbar, told local media that the Islamic State transferred a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition from the cities of Qaim, Obeidi and Karabilah in Iraq to the border town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria.

“This information was obtained by the Joint Operations Chamber of the clan’s members on the border. Officers of the international coalition and the Jordanian intelligence confirmed this IS-manned delivery of weapons to the Syrian side of the border,” he said, pointing out that the operating chamber provided important information for the coalition more than once, especially concerning the developments at the border areas.

“After the operations chamber provided information to the coalition, a large IS-manned military convoy was bombed near Haditha district west of Ramadi,” Mohammadi said.

A leading militant of the IS leading was reportedly sent from Syria to the Qaim, and to manage the transfer of a huge arsenal of weapons and ammunition to the Syrian city al-Bukamal.

In the meantime, local sources in al-Bukamal told ARA News that the Islamic State is working on digging a trench between the Iraqi city of Qaim and the Syrian city of al-Bukamal, amid a constant movement of militants between both sides of the border crossing, which is controlled by the radical group.

Noteworthy, the IS militants are locked in fierce battles with the Iraqi government forces backed by Arab tribal militias in the western part of the country, especially in Anbar, where the group is continuously expanding its control. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Nasser

Source: ARA News 

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