Skip to comments.Iran Backs Three Shia Terror Groups in Iraq: General Odierno
Posted on 07/23/2010 4:00:47 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "The top US general in Iraq has identified the three main Shia terror groups in Iraq that are backed by Iran.
General Ray Odierno said Iran continues to back the League of the Righteous (or Asaib al Haq), the Mahdi Army spin-off Promised Day Brigade, and the Hezbollah Brigades (or Kataib Hezbollah).
"The Iranians... continue to fund, train and provide weapons and ammunition to Shiite extremist groups," Odierno told reporters in Baghdad according to AFP. Qods Force, the special operations branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has "gone to a more sophisticated program with a smaller set of extremists" by narrowing down the number of Shia terror groups it supports."
Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/07/iran_backs_three_shi.php
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