BAGHDAD -- Iraq has deployed thousands of reinforcements along its border with Syria to prevent insurgents from crossing the desert frontier.
In addition, the government said yesterday that it has provided Syria with evidence linking Iraqis there to bombings.
Extra police were sent to the border this week on the prime minister's orders in response to the government's assertion that former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party based in Syria planned and financed last month's attacks against the foreign and finance ministries, said Maj. Gen. Tariq Youssef, the police commander in western Iraq.
Iraq is seeking the extradition of two suspects, but Syria has refused, demanding to see proof of their involvement.
The Aug. 19 truck bombings outside the government ministries in Baghdad killed about 100 people. Iraq has blamed an alliance between al-Qaida in Iraq and the outlawed Baath
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