ISIS Takes Control of Border Crossings With Syria AND Jordan
Al-Qaeda linked ISIS terrorists took over the Qaim border crossing in the last 24 hours.
"After taking over Qaim, Rawah and Anah, ISIS now advancing to the next town, Haditha in the west of Ramadi city." Al Jazeera
— ©ابنة الشيخ البغدادي (@MujaahidaHafy) June 22, 2014
The Institute for the Study of War confirmed today that ISIS has gained control of the Qaim border crossing.
ISIS also took control of Turaibil border crossing with Jordan.
NBC News reported:
Iraqi military officials said Sunday that two border crossings — one with Syria and one with Jordan — had been seized by Sunni militants, in addition to the four nearby towns captured by insurgent forces since Friday.
The officials said “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) captured the Turaibil crossing with Jordan and the al-Walid crossing with Syria after government forces pulled out.
The militants took the two crossings after overtaking Rutba in the Anbar province late Saturday, officials said. Rutba is the last Iraqi town on the highway leading to Jordan, which is a primary pathway for passengers and goods.
Iraqi security forces made a “tactical” withdrawal during the attack in Rutba, but Syria launched fighter jets to drop bombs in an effort to defend the Iraqi territory, a security source told NBC News.