Capturing 6 border crossers from Syria towards western Nineveh, SMC says

  • 21-11-2021, 14:19
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    The Security Media Cell announced today, Sunday the arrest of 6 border crossers from Syria towards western Nineveh.
    SMC said in a statement, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "According to the information of the 15th Division Reconnaissance Battalion and in coordination with the Intelligence Division and the intelligence of the 71st Infantry Brigade, which confirmed the presence of a group of people on the Syrian side, and after using the thermal cameras to moniter their movements, the group headed towards our lands through a village Munif Al-Faisal, affiliated to the Rabia district, adjacent to the border, west of Nineveh, as a ground force from the second regiment, the 71st Infantry Brigade, ambushed  them in the aforementioned village and arrested  them all.”

    He added that "They hold Iraqi citizenship and had illegally left Iraq for Syria," noting that "they were handed over to the concerned authorities to take legal measures against them."