Iraqi military boosts defences against ISIL at border with Syria

Some 2,500 ISIL fighters are estimated to remain close to the Iraq-Syria border.

Pockets of ISIL fighters are suspected to be hiding in the area north of the Euphrates.

In late October, Iraq’s government started reinforcing its border with Syria to target these fighters and try to reassure the people who live there.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports.