Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq - al-Arabiya TV

July 3, 2014 7:02 AM

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Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq - al-Arabiya TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday.

The world's top oil exporter shares an 800-km (500-mile) border with Iraq, where Islamic State insurgents and other Sunni Muslim militant groups seized towns and cities in a lightning advance last month.

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