Iraqi Military ordered to secure country's borders


BAGHDAD- Iraq 's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he has ordered the military to take full control of the country's borders amid escalating tensions.

A statement said that during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart today (Tuesday), Al-Abadi said his troops will prevent foreign fighters from using Iraq for cross-border attacks against Turkey.

Earlier Turkey had planned to send its military to northern Iraq to crush the Kurdish militias from striking Turkey.

Middle East