Thursday, September 08, 2011

Revolution in Syria brings security to Iraq's border

Iraqi border guards report that since protests escalated in Syria, there have been almost no militants trying to cross into Iraq. "We have recorded only three infiltration attempts in the last three months, and this is the lowest rate since 2003," the official said adding that "Arab revolutions against ruling regimes, particularly Syrian protests, have had a positive effect on security in Iraq."

I would argue that AQI is in fact showing signs of regrouping and trying to make a comeback elsewhere in Iraq, but this doesn't mean this guy is wrong about the trends in his own area of responsibility.