Friday, September 21, 2007

Afghanistan: IRGC is Accused of Supplying Militants

Admiral William Fallon, the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), said today that IRGC (Iran's Revolutionary Guards) is supplying the militants in Afghanistan roadside bomb parts for the type of sophisticated and deadly bombs found in Iraq known as explosively formed penetrators (EFP’s).

The US military has repeatedly made same accusations against the IRGC in Iraq. This is, however, the first time that such senior US military commander, whose area of responsibility covers Iran and its neighbors, has accused the IRGC of direct involvement in the Afghan conflict.
Afghanistan has seen a record level of fighting this year. More than 4,400 people have died in insurgency-related violence around the country (AP).

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