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Iraq's spy chief accuses Iranian embassy of killing agents

Iraq’s national intelligence chief Mohammed al-Shahwani has accused Iran’s Baghdad embassy of masterminding an assassination campaign that has seen 18 intelligence agents killed since mid-September. Shahwani told AFP a series of raids on three Iranian “safe houses” in Baghdad on September 29 had uncovered a treasure trove of documents linking Iran to plots to kill members of the intelligence service and using the Badr former militia of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq’s (SCIRI) as its tool. SCIRI has vigourously denied the allegations and counter-charged that the intelligence service is full of veterans of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s military who are now renewing their vendetta against former Shiite resistance groups based out of Iran in the 1980s. Full Story

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