Iraqi Forces Liberate Key Border Crossing Qaim > U.S. Department of Defense > Department of Defense news
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve Officials today congratulated the Iraqi government and its security forces on their victory against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq’s Qaim district, located in the western province of Anbar, officials said. US Central Command in a press release.
The release of Qaim and the key border crossing with Syria is an important step in the ongoing campaign against ISIS, Centcom officials said. The Iraqis, with the support of the global coalition, have now liberated almost all of the territory formerly held by the Islamic State in Iraq, they said.
“Iraqi security forces fought to reach this point, and their battle-tested troops quickly and completely captured ISIS’s last Iraqi stronghold,” said Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, commander of the forces. land of the OIR.
“The threat remains and there is still much to do, but we will continue to stand with the Iraqi government and the [Iraqi forces] to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS,” White said.