Iraqi Assassination Teams Trained in Iran by Quds Force and Hizbullah

[AP/International Herald Tribune] Iraqi Shiite explosive and assassination teams are being trained in at least four locations in Iran by Tehran's elite Quds force and Lebanese Hizbullah, according to intelligence gleaned from captured militia fighters and other sources in Iraq. A senior U.S. military intelligence officer in Baghdad also said the fighters planned to return to Iraq in the next few months to kill specific Iraqi officials as well as U.S. and Iraqi forces. "Wanted" posters picturing men believed to be heading the special groups are being posted around Baghdad, the military officer said. The training camps in Qom, Tehran, Ahvaz and Mashhad are operating under the direction of Quds force commander Brig. Gen. Ghassem Soleimani, and Lebanese Hizbullah conducts much of the training because its members speak Arabic.

2008-08-15 01:00:00

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