Saturday, September 09, 2006

US General: No proof Iran backing militants in NE Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. general in Iraq on Friday said he had no proof of Iranians supporting armed militants in his area, which stretches north of Baghdad and borders Iran.

The comments from Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner follow repeated accusations by American officials that the Shi'ite-led Islamic state is fueling sectarian violence in Iraq by funding, training and supplying Shi'ite groups there. But scant evidence has been offered.

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