Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, 'reach Iraqi border'

Syrian troops and allied forces fighting ISIL have reportedly reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing close to a strategic area.

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    Syrian troops and allied forces fighting ISIL have reportedly reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing close to a strategic area.

    Syrian state news agency SANA said that the forces arrived at the border on Friday and "set up positions in an area northeast of At-Tanf".

    But the Syrian advance has worried the US-led coalition, which is also fighting ISIL.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker has more from Gaziantep, near Turkey's border with Syria.


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