Intelligence reports relating to Iranian support for terrorism in Iraq have confirmed information issued by the British Ahwazi Friendship Society (BAFS) almost two years ago (click for article).
Strategic Policy Consulting in Washington has stated that the Al-Qods Force, which is run by Iran's quasi-military Islamic Revolutionary Guards, is "stepping up terrorism and encouraging sectarian violence in Iraq," using the Fajr Garrison (pictured) in the Arab populated city of Ahwaz, southwestern Iran, as a base of operations. The Al-Qods Force trains militants in manufacturing improved explosive devices and finances and organises pro-Iranian militias in Iraq. According to SPC, the Iraq network is under the command of Jamal Jaafar Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi, who is also known as Mehdi Mohandes. He is alleged to have been responsible for planning the bombing of the US and the UK embassies in Kuwait in the 1980s and has been on Interpol's wanted list since 1984.
BAFS has also received credible information relating to the Iranian regime's attempts to recruit Ahwazi Arabs to fight in Iraq as well as money laundering through offshore accounts to fund terrorist operations.
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