5 Suspected Militants Captured in Baghdad
Posted on May 30, 2007
American and Iraqi troops raided houses and buildings in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood on Wednesday to arrest five suspected members of a Shiite terror cell following Tuesday’s brazen kidnapping of a British computer expert and his four bodyguards from a government building in the capital city.
“Intelligence reports indicate the cell leader that was targeted and detained during the morning’s operation is suspected of being a key weapons trafficker ... of small arms, mortars and other munitions,” the military said, including “explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.”
The U.S. military has been saying for months that militants are getting the EFPs from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force and that Iraqi militants are being trained in Iran.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has denied the allegations, chalking it up to U.S. “propaganda.”