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U.S. Military Says Iranian Money Found In Baghdad Raid

(epa) May 23, 2007 -- The United States military says a "large quantity" of Iranian currency was found when U.S. troops uncovered a cache of bomb-making materials in a raid on a Shi'ite stronghold in western Baghdad.

A U.S. statement gave no details of the value of the Iranian money.

The United States said two militants were killed in the raid in Sadr City, and 19 people were detained.

The United States has accused Iran of fomenting violence in Iraq by backing Shi'ite militias, and by providing weapons and the technology for deadly roadside bombs.


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