Thursday, July 9, 2009

US Frees Five Iranians Held in Iraq

The US military released five Iranian detainees arrested in Iraqi city of Irbil in January 2007. The five were held on suspicion of arming and funding Shia militias in Iraq. The US military had said at the time that one of the five prisoners was a senior officer in IRGC’s Quds Force. The detainees were handed over to the office of Iraqi prime minister today and will be transferred to Iranian embassy in Baghdad.

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