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BAGHDAD -- With American troop deaths in Iraq reaching a two-year high in June, U.S. military officials are fingering Iran for the violence, accusing an Iranian special forces unit of supporting the militia groups suspected of carrying out the attacks.
Officials caution that they do not have evidence that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or his government is ordering Shiite militias to strike U.S. forces in Iraq. But they believe that those groups are being trained and equipped by Iranian Revolutionary Guard special forces.
"All of them receive at least indirect support from elements in Iran," said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, chief spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq.
During much of the insurgency that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, American military commanders blamed Sunni-dominated terrorist groups such as al-Qaida in Iraq for many of the attacks. Now, the primary threat comes from three Shiite militia, all with weapons and training needed to penetrate U.S. defenses.
It should be very clear what is happening in the middle east. WWIII is being set up.