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PMU seeks to secure Iraq-Syria border

The Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Units have requested to take control of the Iraqi-Syrian border, which raises concerns about Iran's interference in Syria.
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BAGHDAD — The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), which the Iraqi parliament voted to fully legalize Nov. 26, are now seeking to control the Iraqi-Syrian border stretching from the city of Qaim in Anbar province, in western Iraq, all the way to Rabia, west of Mosul.

Mohammed al-Basri, a PMU leader, was quoted in the Iranian Fars News Agency on Dec. 18 as saying, “The PMU’s main goal is to cut supply routes in the western Mosul area and secure the border with Syria.”

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