This Saturday, June 28, 2014 photo, shows the Iraqi army being deployed outside a village near Dallah Abbas north of Baqouba, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province, 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)
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Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television said earlyThursday, but Baghdad later denied these claims and said that the frontier remained under its full control.The world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia shares an 800-km border with Iraq, where insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and other Sunni Muslim militant groups seized towns and cities in a lightning advance last month. The satellite channel said that it had obtained a video showing some 2,500 Iraqi soldiers in the desert region east of the Iraqi city of Karbala after pulling back from the border.
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