Iraq, which shares a more than 600-kilometre long border with Syria, seeks to "put a stop to the infiltration of Daesh members" into its territory, a senior officer said.
The 85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin says his family has practised the craft for more than 450 years.
Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of war that has taken a toll on oil infrastructure and seen rival powers compete over control of key hydrocarbon fields.
Tens of thousands of female Daesh sympathisers and fighters’ wives have been kept in al Hol camp for months, but as conditions deteriorate and violence increases, there is no solution in sight.
The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al Qahtaniya, a town in Hasakeh province, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor.
A suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of American forces and YPG terrorists in northeastern Syria. Two US soldiers are reportedly injured in the blast.
Iraq's interior ministry official Abu Ali al Basri says there is "irrefutable information" that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is "still alive and hiding" in Syria's northeastern Jazira region.
The attack, blamed on Daesh, took place at a check point run by US-backed YPG militants in eastern Deir Ezzor province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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