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Iraq Tries to Stop Foreign Insurgents

They look more like motels in rural America than forts in a war zone, but a string of low concrete structures are the U.S.-led coalition’s first line of defense against foreign fighters trying to sneak into Iraq from Iran and Syria. The United States has built or renovated nearly 260 forts along Iraq’s borders, and installations like Fort Tarik south of the Iranian city of Mehran have taken on new importance because of the showdown with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. Full Story

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