Friday, May 04, 2007

16 Iranian linked terrorists nabbed in Sadr City.

Hot damn!

The US command in Baghdad announced the arrest Friday morning of 16 suspected members of a terror cell with strong ties to Iran in Sadr City, the capital's massive mainly Shiite slum. In a statement, US troops said the cell was in charge of transporting anti-tank mines and weapons from Iran to Iraq and transfering militants fin the opposite direction for training. The US military also said intelligence reports showed that the cell was part of a network carrying out attacks and abductions in Iraq and had ties to criminal groups in both countries.

On Thursday the US army announced the arrest also in Sadr City of another two men suspected of smuggling anti-tank weapons from Iran, which Washington accuses of arming and sponsoring Shiite insurgents in Iraq.