Sunday, September 25, 2005

Soldiers wage secret war at Iraq border

"BASRA, Iraq, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Two British soldiers arrested by Iraqi police were engaged in a secret war against weapons smugglers on the Iraqi border, the Sunday Times of London reported.

The soldiers were based in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where they monitored the Iraqi border with high-tech equipment.

"Since the increase in attacks against U.K. forces two months ago, a 24-strong SAS team has been working out of Basra to provide a safety net to stop the bombers getting into the city from Iran," a source told the newspaper. "The aim is to identify routes used by insurgents and either capture or kill them.""


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