US military in Iraq says man linked to Iran-trained militants arrested in Baghdad
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.
The suspect was arrested Monday in Baghdad.