IRAQI FORCES TO STOP TERRORISTS FROM CROSSING SYRIAN BORDERS – PM ABADI

BAGHDAD, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi said Tuesday his government was finalizing a security plan to secure the borders with Syria, but added Iraqi forces would not engage in cross-border confrontations.

The government and the joint operations command put a plan to stop movement of terrorists between Iraq and Syria, Abadi told a news conference.

He said Daesh militants has been crossing the borders into Iraq since 2003.

"But from now on, we will start securing the borders and isolate these elements in Syria," said Abadi.

"We don't want to interfere in affairs of other countries nor we want to be engaged in conflicts of other countries. Our objective is to secure the borders," he said.

Abadi announced that Iraqi forces in Nineveh have arrived to the borders.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK