Iraqi official says 200 explosive belts captured in truck crossing from Syria
International Herald Tribune
11 Jul 2007
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have seized 200 explosive belts in a truck that crossed into Iraq from Syria on Wednesday, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said.
The incident occurred at the Waleed border crossing point, Khalaf said.
“When the truck was searched, 200 explosives belts were found in it,” the general said. He added that the driver was detained and is being questioned. Khalaf did not give the driver’s nationality.
The Iraqi government and U.S. authorities have accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq, a claim that Syria denies saying it is impossible to control the long desert border.
Khalaf would not say if such explosives had been found at border crossing points from Syria before.Explore posts in the same categories: Iraq, Syria, Terrorists, War on Terror