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Coalition forces in Iraq kill four “terrorists” tied to Iran

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Iran Focus: London, Aug. 04 – Coalition troops in the Iraqi town of Qasirin killed four “suspected Special Groups Cell terrorists” with ties to Iran in a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, the U.S. military said. Iran Focus

London, Aug. 04 – Coalition troops in the Iraqi town of Qasirin killed four “suspected Special Groups Cell terrorists” with ties to Iran in a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

“The Special Groups operatives are suspected of coordinating logistical support from Iran for rogue Jaysh al Mahdi elements and Special Groups operating in Iraq”, the Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I) said in a statement.

It said that 18 other operatives were detained during the raid. “The captured Special Groups operatives are also believed to have been involved in improvised explosive device attacks and explosively formed penetrator attacks against Coalition Forces”, it added.

“We will continue to interdict unhelpful external influences supporting terrorist groups operating in Iraq”, said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

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