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U.S. military: Iran training assassination squads


ImageCNN: Iraqi Shia fighters are now been trained inside Iran as assassination squads, the U.S. military has told the Iraqi government.

ImageWASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraqi Shia fighters are now been trained inside Iran as assassination squads, the U.S. military has told the Iraqi government.

A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad confirmed details to CNN on Friday. The story was first reported by The Associated Press. The official said the details are being made public in part to pressure Iran to stop the training.

The official confirmed that the training was being conducted by Iran's Quds force and elements of Lebanese Hezbollah at four locations inside Iran: Qom, Tehran, Ahvaz and Mashhad.

The United States this week gave the Iraqi government a list of the expected targets of the assassination squads which would include Iraqi judges, Iraqi government officials and U.S. and Iraqi troops.

The information came from interrogation of captured fighters and other sources the official would not describe further.

The training is believed to include weapons training, terrorist cell operations and the use of explosively formed penetrator weapons.

The US believes many of the Shia fighters fled Iraq during the US and Iraqi security crackdown earlier this year.

The fighters are not yet believed to be back in Iraq.



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