Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

As if the Iraqis have any power...

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the US is to build a military base in Iraq along the border with Iran, allegedly to fight the smuggling of weapons and entry of Iranian fighters.

General Rich Lynch says the base, 6km from the border with Iran, will be built between now and November 6 km. The US is also to provide X-ray equipment to the Zurbatiya border crossing.

In addition, troops deployed by Tbilisi will man 6 border crossing.

[Via L'Orient-Le Jour]


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