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Islamic State militants seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing

The Islamic State group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out, a police officer and a provincial official said.

Islamic State militants seizes Iraqi side of key Syria border crossing

Baghdad: The Islamic State group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out, a police officer and a provincial official said.

"Daesh (IS) early this morning took control of the Al-Walid post on the border between Iraq and Syria after the withdrawal of the army and the Iraqi border police," a police colonel said.