The Islamic State has released photos showing its forces attacking Iraq’s Arkaban border post near Jordan. The photos were produced by the Islamic State’s Wilayat (Province) Anbar and disseminated by its supporters online.
The pictures show fighters firing on the border post with rocket propelled grenades, small arms, and with technicals (pickup trucks armed with heavy machine guns). At least seven technicals are shown in the images released by the jihadist group.
Iraqi media reports that the Islamic State attack on the outpost was repelled by Iraqi border forces backed by airstrikes. Brigadier Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said that “The strength of the third regiment in the fourth border guards foiled an attempt by Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State] to attack the Iraqi Arkaban Border Station near the Iraqi-Jordanian borders and confronted the attack in coordination with the Joint Operations which provided aerial support for the Iraqi troops.” Maan continued by saying that three border guards were wounded in the attack, sustaining minor injuries. […]