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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, May 12, 2006

Insurgents using new advanced Russian RPG from Iran


BAGHDAD — The U.S. military has identified an advanced variant of a Soviet-origin rocket-propelled grenade system being used by Iraqi insurgents since early this year.

Officials said the military has detected shipments of the RPG-29 in Iraq. They said the weapon system has been smuggled from Syria into Iraq by operatives of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah.

"This is the most advanced RPG that the insurgents have," an official said. "The [RPG-] 29 can rip through just about any armored platform." Read more.


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