Skip to comments.Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out ISIL
Posted on 01/17/2015 4:44:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours.
When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost.
The jihadists were launching an assault on the new, highest profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours.
The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long Great Wall - a combined fence and ditch - to separates the country from Iraq to the north.
Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil, which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the Two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina, as a key goal.
The proposal had been discussed since 2006, at the height of the Iraqi civil war, but work began in September last year after Isils charge through much of the west and north of the country gave it a substantial land border with the Kingdom to the south....
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