Iraq

Iraq to send troops along border to stop ‘violations’

Iraq has announced plans to deploy troops along the border with Turkey in an effort to defend the frontier against any “violations” of its territory and airspace.

In a statement released on Sunday, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the deployment of border guards is meant “to protect the country’s border areas and to prevent any violations.”

The decision was made during a meeting of the Iraqi Ministerial Council for National Security that focused on “the security and the stability within Iraq and on its border, documenting airspace and land violations, and the federal police’s responsibilities,” according to the statement.

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