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US: significant fall in militants crossing Iraq-Syria border

June 16th, 2009 · 392 Comments · Politics

The top US commander has praised Syria for cutting the number of foreign fighters crossing from Syria into Iraq.

General Ray Odierno said although they had seen some militants coming over the border, the number has fallen over the past 8 to 10 months. He didn’t say by how much.

The issue is one of the biggest problems in the US-Syria relationship.


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