Close to Euphrates river in Iraq's restive Anbar province, Al Qaim crossing faces Al BuKamal in Syria's vast eastern region of Deir Ezzor and was recaptured from Daesh in November 2017.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it targeted "terrorist" headquarters in far southeast of Syria in retaliation for a recent attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz that killed at least 25 people.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry says the US-backed YPG provided assistance in the evacuation of Daesh militants from the besieged city of Raqqa. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon defends the deal.
Bashar al Assad's forces declare victory in Deir Ezzor, the last major city in the eastern desert held by Daesh, while Iraqi forces wrest control of the nearby Al Qaim border crossing from the militant group.
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