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Iraq, Syria reopen major border crossing retaken from IS

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AFP Al-Qa'im (Iraq)
A border crossing on a vital highway linking the capitals of Iraq and Syria, seized by Islamic State group jihadists in 2014, re-opened on Monday, an AFP reporter said.
Iraqi security forces had re-taken the border post near the town of Al-Qaim in late 2017 as part of a massive operation backed by an international coalition against the jihadists' self-proclaimed "caliphate".

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 4:10 PM IST

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