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Saudi Arabia to build 900km fence along Iraq boarder

Saudi Arabia to build 900km fence along Iraq boarder

The great wall of Saudi

Saudi Arabia is set to construct a 900km multilayered fence along its border with Iraq as part of efforts to clamp down on the number of infiltrators and smugglers

The new project was unveiled this week in a story filed by the state-owned Saudi Press Agency, and will involve the construction of five layers of fencing as well as watch towers, night-vision cameras and radars.  The Saudi fence  aimed at tackling the unstable situation in the neighbouring country  will stretch from Hafar al-Batin, near the Iraq-Kuwait border, to the northeast town of Turaif.

It will also reportedly have 32 rapid response centres, three rapid intervention squads, 78 monitoring towers, 38 back and front gates, 10 monitoring and surveillance vehicles, 1,450,000 metres of fiber optics networks and 50 radars.