The Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated the entire subdistrict of Ubaydi from ISIS terrorists in an area east of the ISIS-held border town of al-Qaim. Subdistrict of Ubaydi is located on the right bank of the Euphrates and includes the villages of New Ubaydi, Khaseem and Rafidah.
Iraiq forces launched an advance on the ISIS-held town of al-Qaim last week. Since then, they had liberated a large area east and south of it and reached the outskirts of the town.
As soon as al-Qaim is liberated, the army and its allies will establish a full control over the Iraqi part of the Deir Ezzor-Baghdad highway. If the Syrian Army liberate the town of al-Bukamal on the Syrian part of the border, the highway will become a vital supply line between two countries.