As U.S. says Iran has begun it’s own Counter Surge against Operation Phantom Thunder
Iran has responded to the U.S. surge in Iraq with its own surge, the commander of the multinational force said Friday.
From Iran Focus:
London, Jun. 23 – The deputy commander of U.S.-led forces in Iraq accused Iran on Friday of stepping up its support for Shiite extremists responsible for attacks on the Coalition.
Lieutenant General Ray Odierno, Commander of the Multi-National Corps Iraq (MNC-I), told reporters at the Pentagon via live satellite transmission that the Coalition had recently detained 50 “high-value” individuals, a few of whom were “Shi’a extremists” that had received training in Iran — “those mostly being the mortar and rocket teams inside of Baghdad where they were trained in Iran and came in here to conduct attacks against not only coalition and Iraqi security forces, but government of Iraq targets inside of the Green Zone”.