Syrian Control of Border with Iraq a Strategic Turning Point?

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Syrian Control of Border with Iraq a Strategic Turning Point?

by Stephen Lendman

On Saturday, Syria's General Command of the Army and General Forces announced the following:

"Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied forces, completed on Friday evening the first stage of the military operations in the Syrian Badia and were able to reach the border with the friendly Iraq northeast of al-Tanf."

"This achievement is a strategic turning point in the war on terrorism and a springboard to expand military operations in the Badia and along the border with the friendly Iraq."

For the first time since 2015, the Syrian flag flies on the border with Iraq, a significant achievement, whether a turning point remains to be seen.

According with Al-Masdar news (AMN), US and Russian forces agreed to let Syrian and allied troops take control of Al-Boudah village – northeast of the strategic al-Tanf crossing between Syria
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