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Iraq deploys forces along borders with Turkey

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Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, decided on Sunday to deploy national security troops along the borders with Turkey.

The decision was made during a meeting by the Ministerial Council for National Security.

The national security council said in a statement that border guards will be deployed along the Turkey border, adding that there is a re-examination of the federal police’s structure.

During the meeting, they also discussed the country’s security and stability, border control, documenting violations (land or air), in addition to organizing the federal police’s duties and arming it to enhance its role in complementing the Iraqi army forces.

The council also discussed stability in Basra and the measures taken to protect citizens and public and private property.