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Saudis brace for ISIL blowback

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th June, 2014

The deployment of additional 30000 Saudi forces on the border with Iraq underscores that in Riyadh’s perception, a protracted conflict has erupted across the border and it wants to insulate itself from fall-outs. It’s inconceivable that Saudis want to take advantage of the growing anarchy in Iraq to grab some territory across the border. Nor is it the Saudi style to render help to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] directly across the border; the Jordanian route has served the purpose so far.

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