U.S. Says Militants Slip into Iraq via Saudi Arabia

(Reuters/MSNBC) - Some of the people attacking U.S. forces in Iraq are slipping across the border from Saudi Arabia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said in an interview on Friday. ''The borders are quite porous, as you'd imagine, and the fact that we've captured a certain number of foreign fighters in Baghdad and around Iraq indicates that the ways that these people are getting into the country is from Iran and from Syria and from Saudi Arabia,'' Armitage said. ''These fighters are not being stopped at the borders, and this is something that causes us a great deal of concern,'' he added.

2003-08-25 00:00:00

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