US general: 'Iranian weapons turning up Iraq'

May 6, 2007 16:22

Powerful roadside bombs believed to be of Iranian origin and considered the signature weapon of Shiite militias are turning up in the hands of Sunni insurgents south of Baghdad, said Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the US Army's Task Force Marnea. "We're seeing Iranian EFPs in the hands of Sunni extremists," Lynch told a group of reporters. But Lynch, whose command covers the southern rim of Baghdad and mostly Shiite areas to the south, said it was unclear whether the Iranians were supplying the weapons directly or whether the Sunnis were buying them on the black market.

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