DEBKAfile February 25, 2017, 9:22 AM (IDT)

 “Daesh launched an attack Friday with a suicide car bomb and gunmen on the 2nd border guard regiment near Trebil,” on the Iraqi border with Jordan, said an officer in the border guard. Among the dead Iraqi guards were two officers, he said. .The border with Jordan lies in Anbar, a vast western province where Daesh fighters have lost most of their urban strongholds but continue to harass government forces.

Iraqi forces claim that as ISIS defenses give way in western Mosul against advancing Iraqi government and US forces, they are staging diversionary terrorist attacks in other parts of the country.