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Saturday, September 10, 2005 

Iraqi government finally closes Syria-Iraq border

After months of complaints that rebels are being allowed to enter Iraq from Syria, Iraq has finally taken the decision to close their side of the border.

Until now, all of the blame has been heaped on Syria - US forces have accused Iraq's neighbour for not securing their side of the border without providing any troops for the troubled side. There are almost no American or Iraqi troops patrolling their side of the divide.

The decision comes as Iraqi forces raid Tel Afar, a town near the border. They claim to have killed 141 people. The border is set to close later this month.

UPDATE: The border was closed last night.

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