Iraq builds 650-km border fence with Syria

The Iraqi army announced Thursday that it has built a 650-kilometer border fence with Syria including barbed wire and watchtowers to prevent terrorist infiltration into the country.

"The 650-km security fence with the Syrian side includes fortifications, including a trench, as well as watchtowers, thermal cameras, and barbed wire," army spokesman Yahya Rasoul was quoted by the Iraqi News Agency as saying.

“The danger remains within Syrian territory, especially in areas in the...