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Cars wait 02 October 2004 at a checkpoint at the Syrian-Iraqi border point of Al-Tanf, 270kms northeast of Damascus. US marines arrested two Syrians and a Palestinian during a raid on their alleged safe house near the Syrian border, the US military said 03 October. The three were captured along with 'other local anti-Iraqi militants,' during a raid on a house four days ago near the town of Al-Qaim, the military said in a statement. Anti-Iraqi militants is the terminology used by the US military to describe insurgents. AFP PHOTO/Louai BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cars wait 02 October 2004 at a checkpoint at the Syrian-Iraqi border point of Al-Tanf, 270kms northeast of Damascus. US marines arrested two Syrians and a Palestinian during a raid on their alleged safe house near the Syrian border, the US military said 03 October. The three were captured along with 'other local anti-Iraqi militants,' during a raid on a house four days ago near the town of Al-Qaim, the military said in a statement. Anti-Iraqi militants is the terminology used by the US military to describe insurgents.    AFP PHOTO/Louai BESHARA        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)