Baghdad Post, May 15, 2017 - Qassim Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was seen with Iranian Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) along with Hadi al-Ameri, head of Badr Organization, in al-Qirwan neighborhood, located in Mosul city near the Syrian-Iraqi border, sources revealed on Monday.
The sources said that there are massive crowds of IMIS militias on the Syrian-Iraqi border near Mosul.
There are crowds affiliated to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's militias and the Iranian militias on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border, the sources added.
The sectarian militias of IMIS is deploying its forces along the northern and western Iraqi-Syrian border, expanding from Rabia city located in western Nineveh Governorate and ending in al-Qaem district facing the Syrian city of Albu Kamal.
IMIS militias, backed by Iran, is to cross the borders heading to Syria to fight with the Syrian regime forces after Mosul battle ends.
This is considered an explicit declaration that IMIS has turned into a cross-border militia, refuting claims that it supports Iraqi forces.
In the meantime, Iran seeks to connect its military presence in Syria with that in Iraq. It delegates Qassim Suleimani and Hizbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group, to achieve this terrorist target.