The Joint Operations Command announced Sunday that it had exchanged information with neighboring countries in the fight against terrorism, while specify the role of thermal cameras to monitor the movements of terrorists.
"Securing the Iraqi-Syrian border includes technical equipment, equipment, smart control towers, and the strengthening of security sectors and defensive lines," Said General Tahsin al-Khafaji, spokesman for the joint operations, told the Iraqi News Agency(INA).
"The security forces were able to monitor the movement of terrorists through thermal cameras and we became highly capable of preventing any breach or infiltration towards our borders from all directions," he said, adding that "cameras at the border now provide intelligence to the security forces, give a precise security position and work excellently with our units."
The Joint Operations Command had earlier announced the success of the security forces in reducing the infiltration of terrorists across the border, while noting that terrorist operations had decreased by less than half.
Command spokesman Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "ISIS terrorist gangs are still active on the Syrian side, and they are trying from time to time to penetrate the Iraqi-Syrian border," noting that "the security forces closed the borders with wire barriers and surveillance cameras."
Al-Khafaji pointed to the "success of the security forces in limiting the infiltration of terrorist groups," pointing to "the presence of security detachments in the desert of the island and in the sectors of various operations."
He added that "the security forces used a new method and tactics in the technical intelligence and security effort, which relies on intelligence information in directing air strikes by the Air Force," stressing that "the air strikes resulted in the killing of terrorist leaders from the first line, chasing down terrorist detachments, killing their members and arresting them."
Al-Khafaji added that "ISIS terrorist gangs no longer pose a threat as they used to be, but their threat still exists," explaining that "despite the inability of terrorist gangs to confront the security forces, they try from time to time to carry out a terrorist operation to raise their morale."
The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command pointed out that "the terrorist operations that were taking place daily have decreased by a large percentage, and they have reached less than half."