Iran to increase security along western borders

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Tehran, Iran, Jun. 15
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iranian Border Guard Commander Brigadier General Hossein Zolfaghari said that his country has intensified security measures along the western borders to prevent Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants from entering its territory.

He went on to note that Iraqi refugees may enter Iran to flee the violence in their country, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported on June 14.

"We have provided the officials with some proposals regarding the refugees," he added.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group captured two provincial capitals this week, namely Tikrit in the Salahuddin Province, and Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in the northern province of Nineveh, Press TV reported.

The Iraqi army is currently battling the terrorists on the outskirts of the city of Muqdadiyah, situated northeast of Baquba, in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala.

Over the past days, Iraqi armed forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with the extremist terrorists, who have threatened to make their acts of violence in other Iraqi cities, including the capital. Hundreds of Iraqi volunteers have rushed to army recruitment centers to join the fight against terrorism.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said on June 10 that his country was involved in a "war against terrorism", stressing that Baghdad will never permit Mosul and Nineveh to remain under the shadow of terror and the terrorists.

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