Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
At the end of last December, the United States launched raids against Hezbollah bases in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon confirmed that the raids targeted “weapons storage facilities, as well as headquarters for operations of the Hezbollah Brigades.”
Hezbollah militia in Iraq on Tuesday detained dozens of truck drivers near the Qaim border crossing with Syria. The militia demanded a cash ransom in exchange for their release, including the seized goods.
At the end of September 2019, the border post of Qaim, between Iraq and Syria, reopened after a six-year closure during the ISIS control of the Iraqi city of Qaim and the city of Albukamal on the Syrian side.
Iraq has three crossings with Syria, which are the Rabia outlet in Nineveh governorate, the Al-Walid and Al-Qaim outlets in Anbar, and the last is the smallest of those crossings.