Kuwait to build fence along Iraqi border

The Khaleej Times reports that Kuwait will build a "security barrier" along its 217km-long border with Iraq to prevent infiltrators from entering Kuwait and protect nearby oil facilities.

Following the 1991 Gulf War that liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, Kuwait installed an electrified fence, constructed a sand berm and a deep trench to hinder infiltrators from crossing the border into the emirate.

Meanwhile Kuwait security forces have arrested two Iraqis living in Kuwait, one of whom was caught entering the country from Iraq with printed materials inviting Moslems to fight a holy war against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait, al-Rai al-Aam newspaper reported Monday.

Curious that they don't mention infiltrators who want to get into Iraq from Kuwait...
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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.