DAMASCUS, SYRIA (17:35 P.M.) – On Saturday, Iraqi military commander Shakir Abid said a unit of Norwegian special forces had been allowed to enter Syria through the Al-Waleed border crossing in western Anbar.

The Norwegian unit arrived at the Al-Tanf region on the Syrian side of the border, home to US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) that have become the target of an ongoing offensive by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) along the Damascus-Baghdad highway.

The Iraqi Army, Iraqi border guards and Iraqi Federal Police notably provided the Norwegian contingent safe passage to link up with US and British forces already deployed inside eastern Homs, despite vocal objections by the government in Damascus.

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Shakir Abid also said the Islamic State was present 50 kilometers north of the border crossing area and that fighting continued in that desert region.

According to Washington, US-led coalition forces have been active in the Al-Tanf border region for months alongside vetted FSA fighters originally from Deir Ezzor province.

With the SAA and paramilitary contingents advancing ever closer to the Al-Tanf border crossing as we speak, the United States Air Force has responded with force on two occasions.

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  1. So the fcking Norwegians now like to come all the way to aid terrorist in Syria?? I hope they are sent back in plastic bags… On the other hand obviously Iraq is an occupied territory they have their hands tied to allow such sc-um to freely enter Syria.Taking Al Tanf is going to be a make or die mission for SAA all the most because is a face of with the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization as it is evidenced by Norwegian terrorist reinforcements pouring in to help the Brutish-Jewsa terrorist teams.

  2. WHY IRAQI ARMY AND GOVERMENT ALLOWING US AND OTHER COUNTRY TO USE IRAQI TERRITOR TO USE AGAINST SYRIA . THIS WILL CREATE PROBLEM BETWEEN 2 NEIGBHOURS AND THATS WHAT THIS US COALATION WANT SPECIALLY US AND ISRAEL. ABADI SHOULD NOT ALLOW THIS.

  3. increible, el gobierno iraki traidores de su pueblo, despues de que la otan , liderada por USA, masacrara su pueblo, mataron niños ,ancianos ,mujeres violadas, saquearon sus museos,llevandose piezas arqueologicas de gran valor cultural, se llevaron billetes en efectivo y lingotes de oro en gran cantidad, se llama traicion ala patria, IRAK esta gobernado por traidores, y lo que es peor aun, la CIA americana, apoyo a a los terroristas del ISIS,a la invasion de tierras iraquies, y los gobernantes Iraquies son unos putos traidores, cuando invadieron Mosul los asquerosos terroristas del ISIS mataron 2000 cadetes sin piedad, los ejecutaron apesar de que rindieron , y ahora el gobierno iraquies, apoyando a los noruegos y los noruegos apoyando a los terroristas, el pueblo Iraqui debe botar a patadas a los americanos de su tierra y pedir una indemizacion por todo el daño que se hizo a su pueblo.

    • You apparantly dont know that norway has millions of gallons of oil on their own land. They dont need Syrian oil, this is only NATO, with USA in the back that forces their hand to become part of their war, because norway is a nato member.
      Alot of Norwegians want their government to get out of nato, because they like peace, and dont want to take part in wars they have no interests in, but as said, they are being forced by nato to take part.

    • They do not need oil as they are a net exporter.

      This is a desperate step where the Yanks have forced them to participate, because this war will come to an end (as much as possible) shortly. All the Yanks are doing is covering their arses and having enough other Countries involved so they can divert attention and blame others when they finally lose; they did the same in Libya when they blamed the UK.

  4. Soon we’ll hear tears of Norwegian mothers and widows. It always happens when some idiots want to play ‘big boy’ in a foreign war, desperate to make a few thousand bucks by shedding blood for billionaires. May this inbred human-scum find what they come looking for; death and destruction. These overgrown boys can’t even fight unarmed ‘refugee’ rapists in their very own cities; how could they do any harm to Syrian Arab Army?