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Syria, Iraq Agree to Tighten Border Security

Syria and Iraq have agreed to cooperate to seal their long desert border and stop foreign insurgents infiltrating into Iraq to fight U.S. forces, Iraq’s deputy prime minister said on Sunday. But Baghdad will not ask Damascus to send any forces to help restore stability and security in Iraq, Barham Salih told reporters after meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “This issue has not been tackled … Military intervention by any neighboring state would be a complicating factor. This is the Iraqi position,” said Salih, who arrived in Damascus on Saturday from Lebanon. Full Story

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