Karbala Official Blasts Iranian Regime For Fueling Violence
An Iraqi policeman examines a weapon, one of scores seized by Iraqi security forces in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 3, 2008. (AP/Ahmed al-Husseini)
An official from the Shiite Holy City of Karbala lashed out at the Iranian regime for stoking violence in Iraq.
Voices of Iraq reported:
Karbala operations commander said on Saturday that Iranian intervention is disturbing the city’s security. He noted that huge quantities of Iranian made weapons were seized throughout different locations in the province.
“There is Iranian intervention, and an Iranian ‘touch’ in Karbala,” Major General Ra’id Shaker Jawdat said in a press conference at Karbala operations command’s building, after showing a large quantity of Iranian-made weapons.
“This touch is attributed to the presence of Iranian made weapons, especially roadside bombs,” Jawdat said.
“Those weapons entered Karbala to destabilize security, but accurate intelligence tips enabled us to reach the weapons and confiscate them, in different places of the province,” he added.
The commander did not reveal the sides that brought the weapons into the city, but noted, “We will confiscate all the weapons, regardless of their brands (Iranian or not) and ownerships, because we want a disarmed Karbala.”
“Security forces arrested 32 accused out of 50 wanted of Abu-Diraa’s group, who himself is wanted by the judiciary, after distributing their photos to checkpoints at the city’s entrance gates, in addition to other copies of those photos that were distributed to other security forces for further identification,” he said.
It’s not just Karbala where the locals are starting to lash out at the Iranian regime. In Baghdad the Iranian-backed Mahdi Army is losing their local support.
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