Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Iraq’s Western Border Becoming More Secure

Western Border
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By Norris Jones
Gulf Region Central District
US Army Corps of Engineers

AL ASAD, Iraq — Iraq’s western border with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia will now be more secure thanks to a continuous line of outposts that will be completed this month.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Central District (GRC) was responsible for overseeing that work which included 23 border forts overlooking nearly 600 kilometers of Iraq’s remote western frontier. The final fort, Border Fort 32, located along the Saudi Arabian border, was recently completed.

Each of those castle-like, one-story structures, built by a crew of about 20 Iraqis, measures 24.25 meters by 19.5 meters.
Photo by Gulf Region Division
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