An Iraqi Shiite fighter of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force stands guard at a border position in al-Qaim in Iraq's Anbar province, opposite Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir Ezzor region on November 12, 2018.  Iraqi troops have reinforced their positions along the porous frontier with neighbouring war-torn Syria, fearing a spillover from clashes there between Islamic State group jihadists and US-backed forces. The Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) auxiliary force was created by the Iraqi government in 2014, after a call to jihad by the spiritual leader of the Shiite community, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to help in the fight against IS in Iraq. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
An Iraqi Shiite fighter of the Hashed Al Shaabi paramilitary force stands guard at a border position in Al Qaim, in Iraq's Anbar province, opposite Syria's Deir Ezzor region.  AFP

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