Iran boosts security measures along its border

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 11

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's deputy interior minister for Security Affairs Ali Abdollahi has announced that Iran has taken some measures to boost security along its borders.

Considering the insecurity in the neighbouring countries Iran has tighten security measures near the borders, Abdollahi said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on June 11.

He didn't give out any details.

"Iran always follows preventative measures in its borders," Abdollahi said adding that the security forces are completely ready to confront any possible security threats along the borders.

It should be noted that, the situation in the northern territory of Iran's western neighbour, Iraq sharply escalated last week. Nearly 60 people were killed as a result of numerous clashes between Iraqi security forces and militants near the city of Mosul. Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) took control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

Mosul fell early on June 10 after four days of advances by the ISIS and rapid capitulation by the Iraqi military, whose members reportedly abandoned their posts as the jihadists advanced.

Over the past few days tens of thousands of people have fled the city.

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