Baghdad is considering securing the border in anticipation of any infiltration by ISIS
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US forces expected to move from northern Syria to western Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday.
Esper stressed that the withdrawal of US forces is well underway and that "the current plan is to re-station those forces in western Iraq."
Esber's position comes at a time when the National Security Council in Iraq held an extraordinary session chaired by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
The Council discussed protecting and securing the Iraqi-Syrian border in anticipation of any infiltration by ISIS.
According to the "Iraq News Agency" during the session, issues prepared for its agenda, as they discussed the preparation of law enforcement forces in terms of equipment and training to protect major social events.
The Council also discussed the preparations of the security forces and the command of the border guards to protect and secure the Iraqi-Syrian border in anticipation of any infiltration by ISIS elements who escaped from prisons after the Turkish aggression.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the military operation in northeast Syria under the name of "Peace Spring" on October 9.