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Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2013

Syrian violence spreads to Iraq as 40 soldiers murdered during attack on Iraqi military transport

 More than 40 Syrian soldiers who had sought temporary safety in Iraq from rebel fighters along the border were killed on Monday in an attack by unidentified gunmen as the Iraqi military was transporting the soldiers back to Syria in a bus convoy, the Iraqi government said.

Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth via wikimedia commons

Michael Thompson from One Love, Earth via wikimedia commons

At least seven Iraqis were also reported killed in the attack, which appeared to be the most serious spillover of violence into Iraq since the Syrian conflict began two years ago.

Ali al-Musawi, a spokesman for Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, accused “armed groups from the Iraqi and Syrian side” of coordinating the attack, which he described as an ambush. He said Iraq would deploy more security forces on the border. Middle East experts said such a move raised the risk that the Iraqis could become more directly enmeshed in the Syrian conflict, underscoring how it threatens to destabilize a wider swath of the region.

“We will not allow any terrorist to enter the Iraqi lands,” Mr. Musawi said in a telephone interview. He said the ambush was partly the consequence of “sectarian speeches that encourage people to hate each other.”

The Guardian details how the violence is spreading and some hot spots:

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2013/mar/05/syria-conflict-spillover-iraq-live

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