Gen. Petraeus: Iran-Linked Group Attacked U.S. Troops

[VOA News] Al Pessin - The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, said Thursday that an Iraqi group affiliated with the Iranian Quds force - which conducts special operations abroad - carried out an attack last year in which five U.S. soldiers were killed near Karbala. Petraeus said his conclusion comes from interrogations of leaders of the Khazali network insurgent group. The network received money and weapons from Iran, and some of its members were trained inside Iran. In the January incident, insurgents attacked a building in Karbala. One U.S. soldier was killed during the attack and four others were kidnapped. Three were later found handcuffed together and shot to death. The fourth was found shot in the head.

2007-04-27 01:00:00

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