▲ Up
 
17:32 25-05-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 troops along Iraqi border

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 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 Thursday, Reuters reported.

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.

King Abdullah has ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported Thursday.

The Dubai-based Al-Arabiya said on its website that Saudi troops fanned into the border region after Iraqi government forces abandoned positions, leaving the Saudi and Syrian frontiers unprotected.

The satellite channel said it had obtained a video showing some 2,500 Iraqi soldiers in the desert area east of the Iraqi city of Karbala after pulling back from the border.

An officer in the video aired by Al-Arabiya said that the soldiers had been ordered to quit their posts without justification. The authenticity of the recording could not immediately be verified.


Twitterfacebookprint
17:26 03.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:26 Education Minister notes quality importance of exam preparation materials for graduates17:23 Kazakhstan seeks $3 bln in Chinese loans for copper, aluminium projects17:16 Tunisian soldier opens fire on troops at Tunis base killing 417:11 Kyrgyz-Turkish Scientific Symposium finishes in Kastamonu17:04 PSY to give concert in Almaty - media16:57 President receives special envoy of Kuwaiti Emir16:53 Tajikistan takes victory over India in Asian Federation Confederation U-1416:47 Customs authorities reportedly fail to dismiss case into non-payment of duties by Kazakh businessman for 4 years16:38 Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison16:15 Health organizations of Osh lack at least 70 pediatricians16:01 Massive golden statue of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov unveiled in Ashgabat15:48 Health of those affected by mudflow in Suzak stable – Health Ministry15:37 Investments in Astana increase by 19.7% in 201515:29 Health of tallest man in Kyrgyzstan deteriorating15:21 There still remain circumstances in Afghanistan that could trigger a mass influx of refugees to Central Asian countries: UNHCR Regional Representative15:08 Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with American business magnate Stephen Wynn15:06 Experts discuss organization of TB control for next 10 years14:39 Ombudsman's Office: Forensic examination reappointed into alleged sexual abuse of two minors14:08 Central Bank of Uzbekistan denies suspension of currency exchanges14:00 Malaysian police find 139 suspected migrant graves
Astana
+15° C
Ashgabat
+30° C
Bishkek
+21° C
Dushanbe
+19° C
Tashkent
+24° C
exchange rates
 
65.24
58.43
9.43
1.17
207.46
185.80
29.98
3.73
6.98
6.27
1.01
0.13
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.86
3.50
0.56
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75