Border Alerts against Infiltrators
US forces are attempting to patrol Iraq’s huge borders with special care these days, reports al-Sharq al-Awsat. From all accounts, it appears that the US military had some sort of indication that infiltrators are trying to get into the country to carry off some large attack. The day before yesterday, the US partially closed the border with Jordan, interdicting the entry of men between the ages of 20 and 45. Yesterday things had returned to normal. An Iraqi force has been sent to guard the border with Iran.
Meanwhile, The CSM has an article on Sunni radical Islamists attacking US forces in Iraq. The article calls the radicals “Wahhabis,” but I am not sure that is what they are. (Wahhabism is a sect of Islam found in Saudi Arabia and Qatar; I don’t have a sense there are many Iraqi Wahhabis in the technical sense. Mainstream Sunni Muslims often loosely refer to radicals as “Wahhabis.”) See