posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 04:25 PM
Syrians and Iranians are among those arrested by the Iraqi police in recent raids. Iraqi Interior Minister said, "I can confirm that 90% of those who
carried out suicide operations are not Iraqis," and remains concerned with the infiltration of foreign militants who come to Iraq to fight against
the US forces. While Syria and Iran say that they are not helping to send the militants, they understand the difficulties of securing their borders
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi police have arrested 270 terrorists, mostly from neighboring Arab countries, in recent raids, the interim interior
minister said in remarks published Thursday.
Some of the militants were Syrian and Iranian, Falah Hassan al-Naqib told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat daily.
"I can confirm that 90% of those who carried out suicide operations are not Iraqis," al-Naqib said. "I believe that Iraqis' noncompliance with
terrorists have made them a target."
The Iraqi government has previously announced the capture of foreign fighters here and urged neighboring countries to do more to help prevent
infiltration of militants who cross into the war-ravaged country to fight U.S.-led coalition forces.
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With the call by Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi to have an Islamic Unity in the fight against terrorism, and the work underway by Saudi Arabia to
introduce an Arab security force into Iraq, the upcoming weeks should be interesting in this situation.
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