Murtha's Legacy

US & Iraqis fight Iranian-backed terror group

While much of the world ignores it, the Iranians continue their 30 year war against us. The clash near the Iranian border in Iraq is a case in point. The Iranian supported and trained Hezbollah Brigades have been operating and killing US forces in Iraq since 2007. The Long War Journal reports on a raid we and the Iraqis just conducted against one of their cells.

Ten people were reported killed after Iraqi and US forces clashed with an Iranian-backed Shia terror group in a southern Iraqi province on the border with Iran.

The battle began after US and Iraqi forces conducted a raid against the Hezbollah Brigades in the village of Duwayjat, north of the city of Amarah in Maysan province. Fighters from the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades waited in ambush for the joint US and Iraqi forces entered the village.

"The joint security team was fired upon by individuals dispersed in multiple residential buildings," according to a statement released by US Forces - Iraq, a part of which was reprinted by Reuters. "Members of the security team returned fire, killing individuals assessed to be enemy combatants," the military said in a statement. It is unclear if those killed were civilians or Hezbollah Brigades fighters.

Amazing how they can clench their fists across borders, eh?