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Marines Said to Tighten Iraq-Syria Border

By putting a bigger force along Iraq’s border with Syria, the U.S. Marines have been able to slow the infiltration of foreign fighters, a senior U.S. general said Friday. U.S. officials have frequently cited the Syrian border as a source of foreign extremists who make their way east to the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, and in some cases to Baghdad, and attack U.S. forces. Maj. Gen. John Sattler, the director of operations for Central Command, said in a telephone interview with Pentagon reporters that the Marines have at least one-third more troops along the border than did the 82nd Airborne, which turned over the operation to the Marines last month. Full Story

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