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Security forces detain “extremist” tied to Iran in southern Iraq

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Iran Focus: London, Oct. 04 – Iraqi security forces detained a suspected “Special Groups” operative in southern Iraq with links to an Iranian explosively formed penetrator ring, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. Iran Focus

London, Oct. 04 – Iraqi security forces detained a suspected “Special Groups” operative in southern Iraq with links to an Iranian explosively formed penetrator ring, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

The suspect was detained in An-Nasariyah, the Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) said in a statement.

He is thought to have conducted improvised explosive devices and indirect fire attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces.

“The extremist is also suspected of smuggling weapons into the country. Intelligence reports tie him to an Iranian explosively formed penetrator ring. His group is linked to an Aug. 8 attack against Iraqi Police with IEDs, an Aug. 14 indirect fire attack on Tallil Air Base and an April 23 attack on an Australian convoy operating in the area”, the MNC-I statement said.

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