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Saudis forces mass on Jordanian, Iraqi borders. Turkey, Syria reinforce strength

Posted By yihan On June 29, 2012 @ 2:40 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
Friday, June 29, 2012

The Syrian crisis was Friday, June 29, on a knife edge between a Western-Arab-Turkish military offensive in the next 48 hours and a big power accord to ward it off.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report heavy Saudi troop movements toward the Jordanian and Iraqi borders Thursday overnight and up until Friday morning, June 29, after King Abdullah put the Saudi military on high alert for joining an anti-Assad offensive in Syria. The Saudi units are poised with tanks, missiles, special forces and anti-air batteries to enter Jordan in two heads:
One will safeguard Jordan’s King Abdullah against potential Syrian or Iranian reprisals from Syria or Iraq.

The second will cut north through Jordan to enter southeastern Syriam, where a security zone will be established around the towns of Deraa, Deir al-Zour and Abu Kemal – all centers of the anti-Assad rebellion. The region is also the home terrain of the Shammar tribe, brethren of the Shammars of the Saudi Nejd province.

The Saudi units deployed on the Iraqi border are there to defend the kingdom against potential incursions by Iraqi Shiite militias crossing into the kingdom for reprisals. The Iraqi militias are well trained and armed and serve under officers of the Iranian Al-Qods Brigades, the Revolutionary Guards’ external arm.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22145/Saudis-forces-mass-on-Jordanian-Iraqi-borders-Turkey-Syria-reinforce-strength

[2] Multinational force massed on Jordanian-Syrian border as 40 killed in Damascus bombings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/multinational-force-massed-on-jordanian-syrian-border-as-40-killed-in-damascus-bombings.html

[3] Syria suffers more mass defections as top army officers defy Assad and arrive in Turkey with their families: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-suffers-more-mass-defections-as-top-army-officers-defy-assad-and-arrive-in-turkey-with-their-families.html

[4] NATO-Gulf military officers in Turkey prepare for intervention in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-gulf-military-officers-in-turkey-prepare-for-intervention-in-syria.html

[5] Saudis Step Up Help for Rebels in Syria With Croatian Arms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudis-step-up-help-for-rebels-in-syria-with-croatian-arms.html

[6] Turkey Closes All Borders with Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-closes-all-borders-with-syria.html

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