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Official Says 30,000 Terrorists in Iraq

As many as 30,000 well-trained terrorists are actively operating throughout Iraq at the behest of former regime leaders based in Syria, Iraq’s intelligence chief said in Wednesday edition of a pan-Arab newspaper.Maj. Gen. Mohammed Abdullah al-Shahwani told the daily newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat that the men, who are well-organized and trained, include former Baath party members, Islamic militant groups and unemployed former army members. “We officially call them terrorists,” he told the London-based newspaper. “They are between 20,000 and 30,000 armed men operating all over Iraq, mainly in the Sunni areas where they receive moral support from about 200,000 people.”Full Story

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