Monday, September 24, 2007

U.S. Military Accuses Iran Of Smuggling Advanced Weapons Into Iraq

The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq... The new allegations came as Iraqi leaders condemned the latest U.S. detention of an Iranian in northern Iraq, saying the man was in their country on official business... Military spokesman Rear Admira; Mark Fox said U.S. troops continue to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system... Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armour-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said... A U.S. soldier was killed Saturday and another wounded when an EFP hit their patrol in eastern Baghdad, the military said...
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