Skip to comments.Three Major Terror Busts in Iraq -- Iran, Syria Connections Exposed, Say U.S. Officials
Posted on 03/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT by ikez78
U.S. forces have arrested the two leaders of the network believed responsible for the brazen raid in Karbala by terrorists disguised as Americans, in which five U.S. soldiers were kidnapped and later killed in January, U.S. military officials said today.
In operations over the past several days in Basra and Hillah, coalition forces captured Qais Khazali, his brother Laith Khazali and several other members of the Khazali network, a splinter faction of the Mahdi army.
Senior U.S. military sources tell ABC News that hard evidence linking the Khazalis to the Karbala raid, including the ID cards of several of the dead American soldiers, was recovered at the scene.
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The coalition also found evidence linking the men to Iran and to an arms smuggling operation that included the high impact Explosively Formed Projectiles, or EFPs, according to U.S. officials.
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I am thinking a liquified pork enema with a firehose might be appropriate punishment for them, if they are who we thing they are.
Given what they did to those men.
Terrorist training camps in Syria????
"And it was also revealed that a "Saddam Fedayeen leader involved in setting up training camps in Syria for Iraqi and foreign fighters" was also arrested in Mosul. Officials declined to name the individual or describe the location of the camps in Syria.
Since 2003, there has been ample evidence that foreign terrorists were infiltrating across the Syrian border into Iraq, activities that both U.S. and Iraqi officials have repeatedly asked the Syrian government to stop.
Today's arrest was the first official indication, however, that terrorist training camps were operating in Syria
So what does this mean to Iran or Syria.
We get tough on 'em?
Still waiting on that one.
I'm sure the UN will issue another "sanction".... ;0
Still waiting on that one.
How many people still believe think that Saddam had nothing to do with Al Qaeda? He was setting up terrorist training camps all across the the region, but had nothing to do with AQ? Not likely.
A few details here on older news.
When are we going to start taking out strategic locations in Syria and Iran?
I think time is now on our side if our stupid congressmen don't try to pull the plug before we can flush out the system of terrorism in this whole region!
Nice work fellas. It's payback time.
How are you going to make the dems "let" you do anything?
We have politics in play now since we lost the house and senate. Times have changed. There will be no attacks on Iran or Syria. We will save that for the dems.
So far all we really know is we roll up our sleeves to Iran and Syria and say "Why I oughta....".
How bout blowing the hell out of their terror training centers?
I know that covert ops probably go on, but it doesnt seem to stop this stuff if they keep finding it.
The MSM conveniently leaves out details of whether the terrorist training camps were set up while Saddam was in power or after the "regime change." It would be nice to have a solid link to pre-war terrorist connections. Maybe that information will come later.
Substantial information about pre-war links between Iraq and AQ can be found here:
You're either with us, or...or, uh,...or, or we're going to talk about you in really...uh, in really unflattering ways, and, uh, and we might even raise our voices, too; you never know. So, THERE! THPTHPTHPTHPTHP!"
Most excellent news.
It'd be an awful shame if assassins unknown stole some U.S. uniforms, sneaked into where they were being held, and killed them execution-style. I know I'd be awfully sorry.
Prelude to a US missile attack on terror camps inside Syria, perhaps? One can only hope...
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