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Saudi Arabia ended military excercises Tuesday along the borders of Iraq and Kuwait, as well as other regions, in what the media described as the largest in the kingdom's history.Relations have been strained between predominantly Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Saddam's successor, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shiite-led government is backed by Tehran.In November, Iraqi pro-Iranian Shiite group Jaish al-Mukhtar claimed it had fired six mortar rounds into a remote area of northeastern Saudi Arabia as a "warning" to the kingdom.In 2009, Saudi forces fought a war against Shiite Huthi rebels on the Yemeni border.
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