Iraq deploys Hashd fighters to Syria border amid Arba’een

A Hashd al-Sha’abi commander in Iraq’s western Anbar Province said he had sent reinforcements to the border after the Friday attack, Russia’s RT Arabic television reported.
The Takfiri terror group published a statement on the Telegram messaging application, saying it had attacked two villages in Syria’s eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province late Friday.
The attacks reportedly killed at least 60 members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militants, and wounded more than 100 others.
Daesh Takfiri militants have killed at least 60 US-backed SDF militants in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Daesh has said it had also captured some SDF-controlled areas in Syria over the past two days.
Hashd al-Sha’abi commander Qassem Moslih said the SDF retreat in the face of Daesh inroads had created a “void” on the Syrian side of the border.
Iraqi authorities are wary of infiltration by terrorist groups based in Syria, especially at a time when millions of pilgrims are on the move across the country to mark Arba’een in the holy city of Karbala.
On Saturday, the Hashd al-Sha’abi said it had downed 15 drones over Karbala for security reasons, using jamming systems which are stationed around the city.
The group asked reporters to refrain from flying unmanned aircraft during Arba’een rituals and coordinate such flights with related authorities.
Millions of Muslims are heading to Karbala for Arba’een, the anniversary of the 40th day following the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein and his companions.
Cities, towns and villages all over Iraq empty out during a 20-day period as their people take to the roads in an elaborately organized and well protected mass movement not seen anywhere else in the world.
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