Iraq's Leaky Border with Iran

(Christian Science Monitor) James Hider - Iraqi police say that Arab fighters from Afghanistan and members of al-Qaeda may be exploiting clandestine routes through the Iraq-Iran frontier, where thousands of Iranian Shiite pilgrims dodge scant border controls with support from members of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) and Islamic Dawa, two leading Shiite parties in Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council. "Anyone can come in and we can't control this. We can't tell who's a pilgrim and who's a terrorist," says Awat Dawoud, head of customs at the Iraqi border town of Al Munthriya.

2003-08-28 00:00:00

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