Iranian troops crossed borders in Diala – source
February 20, 2010 - 12:52:28
DIALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Iranian troops crossed into Iraqi territories and advanced for several meters after removing concrete barricades on the borders with Diala on Saturday, according to the assistant governor of the province.
“The Iranian forces entered Iraqi territories from al-Munzheriya district, the area bordering Iran and belonging to Khanaqin district, (155 km) east of Baaquba city,” Hafez Abdulaziz told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
However, an official security source in the Diala Operations Command (DOC) denied the reports.
“Security conditions n the borders are stable and there are no encroachments by the Iranian side on the Iraqi borders,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq.
Baaquba, the capital city of Diala province, lies 57 km northeast of Baghdad.
An Iranian force had occupied the Fakka oilfield in Missan on December 18, 2009 and planted the Iranian flag there, triggering tension between the two neighboring countries
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