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Saudi Arabia deploys troops to Iraq border

Saudi Arabia has said that it has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi troops withdrew from the area, Reuters have reported, citing al-Arabiya.

The Dubai-based satellite channel said it had obtained a video showing some 2,500 Iraqi soldiers in the desert area east of the Iraqi city of Karbala after they quit their positions on the border, leaving the border area with Saudi Arabia and Syria unguarded.