Tracking Iran's Role in Iraq Attacks

[Newsweek] Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball - Mounting intelligence indicates that Tehran has been supplying insurgents with inexpensive electronic "passive infrared" sensors that trigger roadside bombs used against U.S. troops. Iranian agents or brokers have ordered the devices in bulk from manufacturers in the Far East, said one U.S. counterterrorism official. Some recovered roadside bombs closely match designs used by Hizbullah, which relies heavily on Iranian arms and money. Bombmaking videos believed to have been prepared in Iran have been recovered from insurgents in Iraq, and identical tutorials have been recovered from Hizbullah. U.S. intelligence officials say they are aware of staging points - sometimes upgraded in unofficial accounts to "training camps" - in Iran, Syria and Lebanon that are used by insurgents traveling in and out of Iraq.

2007-01-26 01:00:00

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