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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2004

Securing Iraq's Borders
Iraq Fact of the Day

Today, there are 8,000 border personnel in Iraq, and the Iraqi Border Police force will soon double. More than 1,000 immigration officers are also being deployed at 20 major border checkpoints. They will track visitors with a high-tech identification system. These new measures will help keep Iraq's borders open to legitimate travel and commerce, while helping to prevent terrorists and foreign fighters from entering the country.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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