Assad forces retake one Iraqi border crossing

Iraqi security officials and state TV say the Syrian military has retaken control of a border crossing from rebel fighters who seized it a day earlier.

The officials say the rebels abandoned the border post Sunday near the Iraqi town of Rabiya before Syrian troops reclaimed it. All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

There were no reports of violence or clashes at the crossing, located about 520 kilometers (320 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

Iraqi state TV also reported that Rabiya was back in the hands of Syrian authorities.

Rabiya was the second border crossing with Iraq that Syrian rebels captured from government forces. The other, at the western Iraqi town of Qaim, remained in rebel hands as of Sunday afternoon.

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  • wargame1

    This is a good news for the Free Syrian Army. The border take over is not to be intended to have a permanent victory rather this move will serve to disintegrate the Alawite army and force them to engage with the free Syrian army all over the country. Thus every unit of Dog Bashars army will be smaller and vulnerable and will be distributed in many fronts throughout the country. 

    We have seen the result already as we learn that Dog Bashar withdrew its military from Israeli border around Golan Height and installing them else where. Therefore the most sensitive places like Border should be the target of the Free Syrian Army and in this way they can lure more Shabiha in chasing them in all direction. Once these Shabiha are dispersed in many location in consequence they will be relatively easy prey for the Free Syrian Army. 

    In the mean time the American puppet Nuri Al Maliki along with the American administration are also worried about this border control situation. After ten years of war the invading pigs managed to install a pro Iranian shia regime which is now becoming a nightmare. It seems soon the Iraqi resistance will gear up their final battle against the American puppet. The Mujaheddin from Afghanistan thus will have a easy access towards Syria Inshallah.

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes … keeps them running around the country sucking up the fuel.

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes … keeps them running around the country sucking up the fuel.

    • 73Corty77

      You are an absolute….. The Syrian army in now hunting those Free Syrian Army animals. The order from the new defence minister is to take no prisoners. The FSA wants a war and they will get one. The army is now using its full force and it only a matter of time before most of these …. are killed or driven out. Keep telling yourself that the border take over was not intended. The truth is the …. FSA seen the army and shit thmselves.  

      Do you really think that only Alawites are in the army. The army is over 600.000 strong with many being Sunni. Even the new defence minister is Sunni. So get you facts right ya ……..

      73Corty77 watch out future comments will be entirely deleted if you keep using inappropriate language

  • wargame1

    This is a good news for the Free Syrian Army. The border take over is not to be intended to have a permanent victory rather this move will serve to disintegrate the Alawite army and force them to engage with the free Syrian army all over the country. Thus every unit of Dog Bashars army will be smaller and vulnerable and will be distributed in many fronts throughout the country. 

    We have seen the result already as we learn that Dog Bashar withdrew its military from Golan Height and installing them else where. Therefore the most sensitive places like Border should be the target of the Free Syrian Army and in this way they can lure more Shabiha in chasing them in all direction. Once these Shabiha are dispersed in many location in consequence they will be relatively easy prey for the Free Syrian Army. 

    In the mean time the American puppet Nuri Al Maliki along with the American administration are also worried about this border control situation. After ten years of war the invading pigs managed to install a pro Iranian shia regime which is now becoming a nightmare. It seems soon the Iraqi resistance will gear up their final battle against the American puppet. The Mujaheddin from Afghanistan thus will have a easy access towards Syria Inshallah. 

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes … keeps them running around the country sucking up the fuel.

    • 73Corty77

      You are an absolute idiot. The Syrian army in now hunting those Free Syrian Army animals. The order from the new defence minister is to take no prisoners. The FSA wants a war and they will get one. The army is now using its full force and it only a matter of time before most of these dogs are killed or driven out. Keep telling yourself that the border take over was not intended. The truth is the dog FSA seen the army and shit thmselves.  

      Do you really think that only Alawites are in the army. The army is over 600.000 strong with many being Sunni. Even the new defence minister is Sunni. So get you facts right ya manyak.