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WAR: 270 Arrested in Iraqi Police Raids

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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 with Iraq.
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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[edit on 7/29/04 by JacKatMtn]

posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 02:56 AM
Finally the myth of the resistance fighter has been disproven. The fact s that most if not all of the terrorist attacks in iraq are not of iraqi origin. Iran and Syria are scared #less that democracy will flourish in Iraq because of the effect it will have on thier citizens. The religous fanatics who preach a message of death and intolerance are finally being exposed. Maybe now people will realise why this liberation was really needed


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