Saudi Arabia 'Deploys Troops To Iraq Border'

Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, according to reports.

The move follows the withdrawal of Iraqi soldiers from the area, the Reuters news agency reported, quoting Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.

Meanwhile, insurgent group ISIS which has taken control of large swathes of northern and western Iraq in recent weeks, has seized a major Syrian oil field on the border.

The extremist organisation, that calls itself Islamic State, reportedly took charge of the Al Omar facility north of Mayadeen after fighters from the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front withdrew without a battle and "fled like rats".