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Office of the Spokesman
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October 27, 2008
Question Taken at October 27, 2008 Daily Press Briefing

Flow of Foreign Fighters into Iraq via Syria (Taken Question)

Question: During Secretary Rice’s and A/S Welch’s last meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minster did the subject of foreign fighters, coming through Syria to Iraq,  come up?  If so, what was the nature of the discussion

Answer: The flow of foreign fighters into Iraq via Syria remains one of our most pressing concerns with the Syrian government. Foreign terrorists are responsible for killing innocent Iraqi civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces. We raised this issue during meetings with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in New York on September 27 and 29.

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