Iraqi defense minister says Syria exports terror

November 13, 2005 23:55
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Iraq's defense minister slammed Syria on Sunday for letting militants train on its soil for attacks in Iraq and warned that Arab capitals won't be saved if the "Iraqi volcano explodes." "We have more than 450 detainees who came from different Arab and Muslim countries to train in Syria and enter with their booby-trapped vehicles into Iraq to bring destruction and killings," al-Dulaimi said after meeting Jordan's prime minister in Amman. "Let me tell the Syrians that if the Iraqi volcano explodes no neighboring capital will be saved," al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press. Syria has denied that it hosts supporters of the Iraqi insurgency, but says it cannot maintain perfect control of its long desert border with Iraq.

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