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  1. Arabian Legend

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    Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday.

    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.
     
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    Kingdom Army should deploy MLRS any ISIS coming closer should be pounded by them non would remain alive all shall go 5 km ahead into hell by passing janah.
     
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    Deploy Tornados with Cluster Bombs - i do love a good roast. :coffee:
     
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    The massive fire power Artillery and MLRS can provide are sufficient to eradicate terrorists for miles these idiots are huge in numbers precision strike are not required but blinding them.
     
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    I think the ASTROS have already been deployed.
     
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    They need the same recipe as the Houthi cult.





     
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    Not enough;

    It will be stupid to wait for terrorist coming to border;

    Kill all threats while they are in Iraq.

    Proactive -- not reactive.
     
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    These baboons are still far from the boarder. KSA surveillance systems are keeping an eye on should they get any closer then thousands of death certificates will be issued.
     
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    July 3, 2014

    Riyadh deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border
    Follows reports that Iraqi soldiers have been pulled back from Syria, Saudi borders

    Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Thursday.

    The world’s top oil exporter shares an 800-km (500-mile) border with Iraq, where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and other militant groups seized towns and cities in a lightning advance last month.

    King Abdullah has ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential “terrorist threats”, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

    The Dubai-based Al Arabiya said on its website that Saudi troops fanned into the border region after Iraqi government forces abandoned positions, leaving the Saudi and Syrian frontiers unprotected.

    The 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 pulling back from the border.


    An officer in the video aired by Al Arabiya said that the soldiers had been ordered to quit their posts without justification. The authenticity of the recording could not immediately be verified.


    Riyadh deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border | GulfNews.com
     
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    I drove from ArAr to Riyadh.
    The landscape is almost barren; and population centers are few and far between uptil Qasim.

    That is like the ideal space for these ISIL #$#%$% to hide; it represents too much area for Saudi Troops to cover.

    thus, eradicate them now;
     
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    Northern border is secure

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    BULWARK AGAINST ENEMY: Even the slightest of movements on the border are picked up by surveillance cameras. (AN photo)​

    JEDDAH: MD AL-SULAMI

    Published — Monday 30 June 2014

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    The order of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to take necessary measures to protect the Kingdom and its people brings to mind the completed security fence project on the northern border.
    The king’s order came after a meeting of the National Security Council, chaired by the king, to discuss the current events in the region especially in Iraq and their ramifications in the Kingdom.
    Many citizens expressed their appreciation for the project. They wrote on social media websites that the idea of this fence is very smart and has shown its effectiveness during the current unrest in Iraq.
    Others said this project has already contributed to protecting the Kingdom’s security and guarding its territory from any threats. They added that this fence contributed to raising the level of security among citizens and left them with a good impression of the government of the custodian of the Two Holy Mosque and the Ministry of the Interior in particular.
    Some comments praised the government’s projects and described them as proactive, planned in advance to protect the Kingdom and its citizens.
    The northern border security fence project is one of the biggest in the Kingdom with its cost exceeding $3.4 billion. It has enabled the border guards to take advantage of the latest technology solutions consisting of border control systems, alarm systems and command and control systems.
    The fence has the latest communication and security monitoring systems which help support border patrol in discharging their duties.
    These technologies help prevent infiltration or smuggling of drugs and weapons and ensure that the Kingdom’s areas are not used as a station for intercontinental crimes.

    The security fence has developed communication devices supported with sophisticated surveillance cameras, thermal cameras, mobile cameras with the patrols in addition to radars and sensing devices distributed at border posts. Control rooms at border posts are linked with each other through advanced communication devices that monitor all movement along the border.
    These methods and systems allow for an exchange information and data between the command and control rooms in high capacities. Videos from surveillance cameras located on the border can be transformed through these means, as well as all signals monitored by remote sensors.
    The data are then circulated among border authorities to arrange for the activities of border patrol to cope with any emergency. Such a system raises the efficiency of the Saudi border patrols and enhances their control of the border to prevent smuggling of drugs, weapons and wanted individuals, and reduce illegal immigration.

    The security fence also includes thirty five constant monitoring towers in addition to moving towers erected at certain points called the blind points which are located in some of the valleys and mountains.
    Border patrol is responsible for protecting land and marine borders as well as ports from smugglers. They also report any unusual movement on the border, and work on search rescue operations.
    Mohammed Saad Al-Ghamdi, spokesman for border patrol, asserted that Saudi borders are safe, adding that land and marine patrols are doing their job around the clock. The northern border posts did not register any case of smuggling in the recent past.


    Northern border is secure | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

    No chance of any major infiltration.
     
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    @al-Hasani

    When was the last time you were @ northern border ?
     
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    A few years ago. But the entire Saudi Arabian-Iraqi border is almost 1000 km long. Depending on the border area you have mountains/hill and dozens of valleys. In other areas you have desert and steppe. It depends from where the danger is coming from. For instance the Saudi Arabian-Jordanian border is largely mountainous while the Saudi Arabian-Kuwaiti border is flat.

    The Northern Borders Region is heavily militarized and the fence is of a very good quality. Should it get really messy you always got the RSAF.

    Now additional troops have been mobilized so no surprise attack can now occur or at least should not.

    What's your take on this since you ask?
     
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    My take is to finish this problem in Iraq at whatever cost.

    Putting more troops on the border points to a reactive approach from Saudi Arabia; it is powerful enough to assert and eliminate threat on enemy's grounds.