Iraqi forces reach road between Iraqi-Syrian towns

BEIRUT - Iraqi forces have reached the main road between Albu-Kamal in Syria and al-Qaim in Iraq, the Lebanese TV news channel al-Manar, which is affiliated to the Syrian government's ally Hezbollah, reported on Friday.
The two towns are very close to each other on opposite sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border in the last important territorial stronghold of Islamic State.
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