Iranian soldier captured in AfghanistanBy ANI
Friday, December 24, 2010
KANDAHAR - US Special Forces based in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar Province have confirmed the capture of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
The IRG officer was captured while supplying weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan for attacks on British and American troops, The Telegraph reports.e was captured on December 18, a NATO spokesman said.
“The joint security team specifically targeted the individual for facilitating the movement of weapons between Iran and Kandahar through Nimroz province,” a NATO statement said.
It is the first reported instance of the capture of an al-Quds officer in Afghanistan. Several Iranian soldiers and operatives were caught in Iraq between 2006 and 2008.
The Iranian government is also reportedly releasing al-Qaeda terrorists from prisons to join the fight in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
An intelligence official stated that three members of Osama bin Laden’s family were also among those released. (ANI)