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U.S. Reaches Cease-Fire With Terror Group

The United States agreed to a cease-fire with an Iraqi-based terrorist group that will be allowed to continue fighting against the Iranian government, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. The deal signed April 15 with the Mujahedeen Khalq doesn’t require its fighters to surrender to U.S.-led coalition forces — at least for now, said a military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The cease-fire appears to be a way for the United States to increase pressure on the Tehran government, which Washington has accused of meddling in Iraq in a bid to keep it destabilized in the aftermath of the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime. But the cease-fire represents a conundrum of sorts for the United States, which has classified the Mujahedeen Khalq as a terrorist organization. The United States went to war against Iraq in part to dismantle what it said were terrorist networks supported by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Full Story

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