SAUDI ARABIA DEPLOYS SOLDIERS TO BORDER WITH IRAQ: Report
Posted By: IZAKOVIC
Date: Thursday, 3-Jul-2014 07:38:49
Saudi_Iraqi bordersSaudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, the Dubai-based Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday.
The world's top oil exporter shares an 800-km (500-mile) border with Iraq.
King Abdullah has ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Al-Arabiya justified the alleged troops deployment into the border region by what it reported earlier that Iraqi government forces abandoned positions, leaving the Saudi and Syrian frontiers unprotected.
03-07-2014 - 13:01 Last updated
It is 30.000 soldiers.
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