U.S. Report: Extremists Push for Terror Haven in Iraq
Posted on Apr 28, 2006
The U.S. State Department’s annual report on worldwide terrorism said Sunni and Shiite extremists groups are working inside Iraq to create a terrorist haven. Also, the report names Iran as the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism.
WASHINGTON—Sunni and Shiite extremist groups are working inside Iraq to create a terrorist haven, where foreign fighters can operate, a U.S. State Department report said Friday.
Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s al Qaeda in Iraq group and others “view Iraq as a potential safe haven and are attempting to make it a reality,” said the annual report on worldwide terrorism.
The study said Syria and Iran, whom the United States consider to be state sponsors of terror, are supporting terrorists in Iraq.