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Iraq 07-21

US military in Iraq says man linked to Iran-trained militants arrested in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military in Iraq says it has arrested a suspected propaganda expert linked to a militant group that receives training from Iran.

The military says it believes the man is a member of the Hezbollah Brigades, an Iraqi group it describes as "an offshoot of Iranian-trained special groups." That’s how the U.S. refers to Shiite fighters defying a cease-fire order from radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

A military statement says the man uploads to the Web images and video of attacks on Iraqi and U.S.-led forces. The information is allegedly used to raise money and other kinds of support from Iranian backers.

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The suspect was arrested Monday in Baghdad.

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