The United States and Saudi Arabia have sent their death squads to Iraq to assassinate the country’s Shiite officers and scholars, Iraqi security sources revealed on Wednesday.An informed security source told Arabic website, Nahrainnet, on the condition of anonymity that a sophisticated terrorist network is behind the scene of the assassinations in Iraq.
The source added that the network is financed and fully backed up by the Saudi and the US intelligence agencies and is operating in full coordination with the remnants of Saddam’s Baath regime.
The report also quoted the source as saying that the confessions made during the interrogation of suspects in the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq have revealed that Shiite officers and academic and media figures as well as Sunni figures who are cooperating with Shiite groups are the target of these terrorist attacks.
Mentioning that all the guns used in the network’s operations were equipped with silencers, the security official said the weapons and equipment used by the network members present further proof of the terrorist nature and mission of the network.
The source noted that the network is comprised of several cells that are funded, run and designed so well and skillfully that they can operate separately.
The revelation came after the Iraqi authorities have arrested a man in connection with the assassination last week of the head of Iraq’s controversial anti-Baath committee.
Ali al-Lami was killed by a gunshot to the head in what a friend called a “very well-planed operation”, little more than a year after he made headlines by banning a swathe of would-be MPs from participating in Iraq’s March 2010 elections over their alleged ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath party.