Jan. 18, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Special forces 'on the ground' in Iran

Special forces 'on the ground' in Iran: "Special forces 'on the ground' in Iran

Ian Traynor Monday January 17, 2005 The Guardian

American special forces have been on the ground inside Iran scouting for US air strike targets for suspected nuclear weapons sites, according to the renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

In an article in the latest edition of the New Yorker, Hersh, who was the first to uncover US human rights abuses against Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison last year, reports that Pakistan, under a deal with Washington, has been supplying information on Iranian military sites and on its nuclear programme, enabling the US to conduct covert ground and air reconnaissance of Iranian targets, should the escalating row over Iran's nuclear ambitions come to a head."

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