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Israel, US arm anti-Iran groups: Report
« on: December 28, 2008, 05:53:40 AM »

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:31:09 GMT

Tel Aviv and Washington are funding and equipping Iraqi-based terrorist groups against Iran, a report on a Kurdish website claims.

"During the last six months, the US and Israel have launched a joint operation to fund, arm and train armed anti-Iran groups," the Renaissance website quoted an Israeli source as saying.

The objective of the operation is to mount pressure on the Iranian government, the source added.

According to the report, one of the major recipients of Israeli and US aids is the PJAK group, which is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

In April, the Los Angeles Times claimed that the US funds and supports several terrorist groups in Iraq, including PJAK, to carry out acts of sabotage inside Iran.

Osman Ocalan, one of the imprisoned PKK leader's brothers and a PJAK founder, claims US military officials visited the group's camps in northern Iraq shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The Renaissance quoted the Israeli source as saying that the PJAK leader visited US officials in Washington in 2007 to conclude a deal with the US.

The PJAK leader then visited Israel to discuss a deal with Israeli officials, the source added.

According to the report, Israel has agreed to fund the terrorist group with a monthly 75-thousand-dollar check, which has allowed PJAK to establish a satellite channel.

In its conflicts with Iranian forces, PJAK has reportedly lost some 50 of its militants.

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Re: Israel, US arm anti-Iran groups: Report
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 03:17:35 PM »
The return of Ansar Al Islam under a new name?
Those Kurds are a bloody nuisance.
The only thing that really changes is their names.