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MOI rejects reports of Iraqi Military moves near border

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior yesterday rejected local reports on unusual Iraqi military moves near the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border.

Commenting on such news, the ministry’s Undersecretary Maj Gen Abdullah Al- Muhanna was quoted by the ministry’s security information department as saying in a statement that there are no Iraqi military moves, mobilization or deployment on the border.

In this context, Muhanna stressed that Kuwaiti border security personnel are doing their duties properly and well aware of their due responsibilities. He urged everyone in the country to observe public interest and national security that should be put above all other considerations.

Later yesterday, the Iraqi defense ministry also denied the reports that military troops were deployed in the south of the country near the borders with Kuwait. “Iraqi security forces have not carried out any movement in the south, and the reports about military formations near the Iraqi-Kuwaiti borders are not true,” a ministry source, who did not want to be named, confirmed to KUNA.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies

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