Security tight for Anbar vote

Thousands of security officers deployed in Iraqi province bordering three countries.

    Security has been tightened in Ramadi, a city in central Iraq, and across Anbar province in general, in the run-up to Sunday's parliamentary elections.

    Anbar's police chief says more than 25,000 police officers and 40,000 soldiers are involved in a joint security operation.

    In Ramadi, security forces are deployed on all the main roads as well as at permanent and mobile checkpoints. Commanders say they are confident and everything is going according to plan.

    But with Anbar bordering three countries, keeping the peace is a big challenge.

    Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports from Ramadi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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