Sunday, April 09, 2006

SAS Spy on Iran Agents

Rupert Hamer, Sunday Mirror:
British Special Forces are tracking up to 40 Iranian agents who have slipped over the border into southern Iraq. Spy chiefs believe they are there to orchestrate or continue an "unofficial civil war".

They fear the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched an operation to "carve up" the land once troops withdraw.

British surveillance experts and the SAS are monitoring their every movement. The 40 are believed to be part of a group of 500 using a Shia religious pilgrimage to cross over into Iraq. READ MORE

Most moved to Baghdad and the rest to northern Iraq to give their chiefs insurgency information.

The revelation comes as Iraqi deputy Interior Minister Hussein Kamal said: "Iraq has been in an undeclared civil war for the past 12 months."

He said: "Each day Shia, Sunni, Kurds and Christians are being killed although a civil war has not been announced by the parties involved."

Meanwhile, a car bomb killed at least six Shia pilgrims yesterday south ofBaghdad.

And in Fallujah the main government building came under attack, with US Marines defending the perimeter.