Iran-Backed Shi'ite Group Claims Responsibility for Attack on U.S. Forces in Iraq

(MEMRI) In a communique dated Jan. 5, 2011, Kataeb Hizbullah ("Hizbullah Brigades"), an Iran-backed Shi'ite group operating in Iraq, took responsibility for several recent attacks on U.S. bases in the country, and said that these attacks marked a new phase in the war against the American forces. The communique states that on Jan. 3, 2011, the group carried out coordinated rocket attacks on three U.S. bases in Baghdad.

2011-01-13 09:06:33

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