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Along border, Kurds say, Iran gives boost to uprising

A dirt track winds from this Kurdish border outpost to the top of a jagged mountain ridge separating Iran from Iraq’s northern Kurdish enclave. For years, and with the blessing of Iranian officials, Islamist terrorist groups have smuggled weapons and money into Iraq on this road, many Kurdish intelligence and security officials said. When US special forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters attacked Ansar al-Islam, an Al Qaeda affiliate, in March 2003, hundreds of its members fled to Iran, the officials said, and have regrouped in several towns just over this border.Full Story

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