Syria sends 100 terrorists per month into Iraq

 BAGHDAD, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Up to 100 foreign fighters cross into Iraq from Syria every month, the U.S. military said on Monday, as Syria’s foreign minister held talks with Iraqi leaders to pledge his country’s help in tackling insurgents.

U.S. and Iraqi officials have long accused Damascus of doing little to stem the flow of Islamist fighters and weapons across its long, porous border. Syrian officials say sealing the border is impossible and that Iraq must do more to patrol its side.

“We don’t know how much they (Syria) are assisting this effort, but we don’t know how much they are trying to preclude it either,” U.S. military spokesman Major General William Caldwell told reporters in Baghdad

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