Follow-Iraq Press -8 April: brought to international reports, Wednesday, light on the situation in Iraq the Saudi border, diverse Ptdharysh between the barren desert plains and green flat, with a total area of about 820 km.
According tuned everything has changed several weeks ago, after the spread of thousands of Saudi border guards, along the border, backed by armored forces and aircraft control, in anticipation of infiltration attempts to regulate "Daash", from Iraq to Saudi Arabia or vice versa.
It also exacerbated concerns about the possibility of the transmission of weapons smugglers and organizations linked to Iran's extremist movements in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.
The case is not much different on the Iraqi-Jordanian border, which has for years been the only outlet Iraq economically, and access to the outside world during the period of the economic blockade, which lasted about 13 years, during which Jordan led the role of "savior" for Iraq.
Can patrons and residents of desert Anbar Show green flags, Saudi Arabia, on the second side of the border, with watchtowers and cameras installed, and the lighting has become permanent in some areas, particularly those that witnessed violations of the border in the previous period, while proven large colored plates at the confluence of the territory of the two countries , saying "no warning approaching ... force is authorized to kill."
The rise of the security fence, which is the main barrier to block. Attempts to penetrate the border, several meters, varies between a concrete fence and another author of the electric razor.
Charged anticipation and caution region, devoid of the bodies of dead animals desert, killing Saudis soldiers at night, when trying to offer in anticipation of being booby-trapped, and the scattering of animal carcasses may serve as another warning to those who are thinking about crossing the border agent.
Saudi forces and ended last week, a large military exercise, as long as several weeks on the Iraqi border, near the city of Arar, adjacent to the town of Nukhayb Iraq, which included exercises thwart infiltration attempts by vehicles or individuals, according to Saudi Press Agency.
Iraqi regular troops withdrew into the country to face Daash, and around that says Brigadier Hamid agricultural, from the leadership of the Iraqi border guards, said that "our borders with Saudi Arabia does not have a strong protection from the Iraqi side, for many reasons, most notably the lack of regular troops and dragging them to the cities and towns battles controlled Daash them, and the lack of special surveillance equipment, as well as the weakness of specialized training. The Saudis relied in the end on themselves to protect their borders, and this is also relieve us, regardless of their political positions. "
"The leaders of field, we find that the Saudi authorities are keen not to enter or exit a border, they work well, and we can say that they forget we're considering that Frontier's mission alone, because of the recent violations."
The report quoted a military commander in the Seventh Division of the Iraqi army, on condition of anonymity, that "Iraq lost control of its borders, and the neighboring countries take responsibility instead of it with the flag of the United States."
He added that "Jordan and Saudi Arabia today, are based to protect the border completely, not enough troops to our forces in a formal or fictitious forces, many of the barracks and watchtowers of the border, often empty. There are soldiers left the place because the meals are not reached every two or three days, and rely on the Bedouins in securing their livelihood as well as their exposure to attacks. " He pointed out that "it was the withdrawal of the majority of the regular Iraqi forces into Iraq in order to prevent the fall of the remaining cities, however Daash."
He continued, "The same applies to Iraq's borders with Iran, Turkey and Kuwait."
He says security expert Iraqi Sami Harith al-Massari, said that "out of the international borders of Iraq, file control, delivery and acknowledgment of the neighboring countries have saved the border itself is new pressure on Iraq factor, can not end political files between Baghdad and its neighbors only, but went beyond that to other files." .
He adds, "our borders with Syria, however Daash, and two 700-kilometer-long, and the rest of our borders with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, undertaken by these countries in the absence of our troops.
This requires the Government Haider Abadi flexible policy, being aware that the doors of his house keys when the neighbors are not with him. "
According to military sources Iraqi, some elements of the Iraqi border guard forces, which the United States has overseen the construction of a force of 230 thousand security personnel, trained in the American camps in the country, between 2006 and 2008.
But their numbers have declined to become 24 thousand element only, pulling most of the border areas, and were taken into the city to carry out combat operations, while some of them have fled because of food convoys interruption of them in the border and their regions, which is usually what separates them from the nearest long-city distances of up to 80 or 100 kilometers in some areas, where civilian communication services are available, with the exception of the military, most of which are disrupted by the bombing "Daash" for communication towers, which provides communication between the leadership and the headquarters of the border forces.
It was also the transfer of more than two thousand armored vehicles into the city, with medium and heavy weapons, has brought the Iraqi border guards to put the current picture, which forced the neighboring countries to forget the presence of troops on the other side of the Iraqi and rely on Nevsha.anthy (1)
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