Iran supports three insurgent groups in Iraq: US general
21-Jul-2010 (2 comments)

WASHINGTON — Iran is supporting three Shiite extremist groups in Iraq that have been attempting to attack US bases, General Ray Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, said Wednesday.

For the past four years the US military has blamed Iran for supporting violent anti-US groups operating in Iraq, but has been unable to establish a clear link with the government in Tehran.

"The Iranians... continue to fund, train and provide weapons and ammunition to Shiite extremist groups," Odierno told reporters here.

The Iranians have "gone to a more sophisticated program with a smaller set of extremists" and are now focusing on three groups, which he identified as Ketaib Hezbollah, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous), and the Promise Day Brigade.

"It's very difficult to say if the extremist groups are directly connected to the Iranian government," he said.

"But we do know that many of them live in Iran, many of them get trained in Iran, and many of them get weapons from Iran," he said.

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Should terrorist Al-Qaida and IRI run Iraq ?

by IranFirst on

Any "help" from from IRI won't be for people of Iraq, but to help extend IRI's influene (nothing to do wih Iran's). Iraqis should figure it out by themselves through elections, as they are trying to. Influence of the Be-headers and IRI paid agents has been drastically cut.


And did he say how many insurgent group US supports?

by Bavafa on

What is the count now, 130,000?  Not counting all the Arab and other terrorist groups of course.