BAGHDAD, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) - - Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi shelled the Islamic State (IS) hideouts in eastern Syria on Thursday, according to a statement by Hashd Shaabi.
Acting on accurate intelligence reports, the Hashd Shaabi units in Iraq's western province of Anbar fired 50 missiles, destroying several IS hideouts in Syria's al-Baghouz area, the statement said.
The militants were planning to infiltrate Iraqi borders, it added.
Iraqi securtiy forces have been carrying out operations against IS militants in Syria by destroying their hideouts to secure the borders and prevent infiltrations.
Late in 2017, Iraq declared full liberation from the IS after the security forces and Hashd Shaabi units, backed by an international coalition, re-captured all areas seized by the extremist group.
However, the IS has since frequently attacked Iraqi military posts along the border from inside Syrian territories.