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The New York Post
April 11, 2004 -- EXCLUSIVE

Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah are secretly providing outlawed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr with money, training and logistical support for his violent campaign against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, The Post has learned.

U.S. and Israeli intelligence officials said last night there is evidence that Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the security services loyal to Iran's hard-line religious leader Ayatollah al Khameini, have funneled as much as $80 million into Shiite charities established by al-Sadr's influential family that have been diverted to fund his fanatic al-Mahdi militia.

Intelligence sources also said operatives from the Lebanese Hezbollah, a Shiite terror group created by Iran, have trained 800 to 1,200 al-Mahdi fighters in guerrilla warfare and terrorist techniques at three camps in Iran near the Iraq border.

Al-Sadr's group is also believed to have been recently provided with 800 satellite phones and new radio broadcasting equipment by diplomats at the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, sources told The Post.

Al-Sadr's fanatics, drawn from poor Shiite urban slums in Iraq, have been battling U.S. forces throughout the week and took control of the cities of Kufa, Kut and most of Najaf.

Bush administration officials said the strength of al-Sadr's rag-tag al-Mahdi militia took U.S. military commanders by surprise and that intelligence detailing active support from Iran and Hezbollah for his violent uprising has been a simmering issue within the administration.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview with WNIS-AM Tuesday that al-Sadr "is reputed to have connections with Iran."
8 posted on 04/11/2004 5:53:53 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John Fedayeen Kerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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10 posted on 04/11/2004 6:58:50 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: F14 Pilot; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; MeekOneGOP; SAMWolf
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an inter-
view with WNIS-AM Tuesday that al-Sadr "is repu-
ted to have connections with Iran."abcdefghijklmn

Democrat candidate Jihad Fallujah Kherrimeini replied,
"I fail to see how those connections are a bad thing."

14 posted on 04/11/2004 5:42:50 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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