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Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL

Inaugurated last September, the double-fence system and its complementary high-tech surveillance tools have become a front line for the kingdom trying to protect itself from ISIL extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria.

Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A general view taken on February 23, 2015 shows the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Inaugurated last September, the double-fence system and its complementary high-tech surveillance tools have become a front line for the kingdom trying to protect itself from ISIL extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Inaugurated last September, the double-fence system and its complementary high-tech surveillance tools have become a front line for the kingdom trying to protect itself from ISIL extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards forces patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards forces patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
Members of the Saudi border guards patrol the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s shield from ISIL
A member of the Saudi border guards forces patrols the fence on Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq, near Arar City on February 23, 2015. Saudi Arabia increased its security measures along its frontier with Iraq following attacks launched by the ISIL group against Saudi troops and security posts along the border. (AFP/Getty Images)