U.S. General: Iran Using Hizballah as Proxy in Iraq
A U.S. general on Monday said Iran is using the terrorist group Hizballah as a proxy to arm Shiite insurgents in Iraq, the Associated Press reported. "Our intelligence reveals that the senior leadership in Iran is aware of this activity," said Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, identifying a senior Hizballah operative with close ties to Iran, Ali Mussa Dakdouk, as the man responsible for a January attack in Karbala that killed five U.S. troops. For decades, Iran has sponsored terrorism and violence throughout the world, including Hizballah's war against Israel last summer and Hamas' ongoing attacks against Israeli civilians.