Iran gives military support to al-Qaeda

Iraq iran SAM-7Stop Fundamentalism – Al-Zaman daily reported on May 13 that Iran’s Iran has provided the al-Qaeda in Iraq with some advanced weapons including anti-aircraft missiles.

Iraqi sources revealed that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had given al-Qaeda in Iraq, Strela-type SAM-7 surface-to-air missiles, modern explosives, and a large number of personnel arms including Kalashnikovs and BKC machineguns.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be led by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, who is on the United States’ wanted list.

The report reveals that representatives of Al-Zarqawi’s group met in Beirut with members of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah and through them established channels with Tehran.

Three close aides to Al-Zarqawi traveled to Iran via a security checkpoint in the Iraqi border province of Al-Amara from where they met with Iranian officials.