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Iraqis Train to Secure Syrian Border

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Iraqis Train to Secure Syrian Border

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Iraqis Train to Secure Syrian Border

Iraqis Train to Secure Syrian Border

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Along Iraq's border with Syria, Iraqi recruits train in a program designed to block the flow of Islamist fighters and other illegal traffic. At the camp where training takes place, Iraqi recruits are frustrated by a lack of basic supplies and relatively small paychecks. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.