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  6/21/2014, Sivan 23, 5774

Pentagon: Iran Has 'Small Numbers' of Operatives in Iraq


Iran has sent "small numbers" of operatives into Iraq to bolster the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, but there is no sign of a large deployment of army units, the Pentagon said Friday, according to AFP.

The comments by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby marked Washington's first public confirmation that Iranian operatives had crossed into Iraq, where the Baghdad government is struggling to counter the swift advance of Sunni extremists.

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