Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from IS - military statement

The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.

Aircraft from the US-led coalition and the Iraqi air force took part in the operation, the statement said.

Al-Waleed is close to Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, where US forces have assisted rebels trying to recapture territory from fleeing Islamic State fighters. US forces have been based since last year at Tanf.