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MoI dismisses reports of Iraqi military moves near border – Baghdad denies

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior on Saturday snubbed local reports on unusual Iraqi military moves near the Kuwaiti- Iraqi border. Commenting on such news, the Ministry’s Undersecretary Maj Gen Abdullah Al-Muhanna was quoted by the ministry’s security information department as saying in a statement that there are no Iraqi military moves, mobilization or deployment on the border.

In this context, the general stressed that Kuwaiti border security personnel are properly doing their duties and well aware of their due responsibilities. He urged everyone in the country to observe public interest and national security that should be put above all other considerations.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Defense ministry denied Saturday press reports that military troops were deployed in the south of the country, near the borders with Kuwait. “The Iraqi security forces have not carried out any movement in the south, and the reports about military formations near the Iraqi-Kuwaiti borders are not true,” a ministry source, who did not want to be named, confirmed to KUNA. Social media report suggested earlier today that unusual military formations were taking place on the Iraqi side of the borders. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior also snubbed the reports.

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