Gunmen overrun Iraq-Syria border crossing: Iraqi officers

Gunmen took control Tuesday of Al-Qaim, the Iraqi side of a border crossing with Syria, after security forces withdrew, police and army officers said.

AFP| Updated: Jun 17, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

Ramadi: Gunmen took control Tuesday of Al-Qaim, the Iraqi side of a border crossing with Syria, after security forces withdrew, police and army officers said.

The gunmen were loyal to the rebel Free Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda`s Syrian front group Al-Nusra Front, which already controlled the Syrian side of the crossing.