The FRU in Baghdad

Only just noticed this from the Sunday Telegraph about the Joint Research Group, the latest acronym for the Force Research Unit:

Working alongside the Special Air Service and the American Delta Force
as part of the Baghdad-based counter-terrorist unit known as Task Force
Black, they have supplied intelligence that has saved hundreds of lives
and resulted in some of the most notable successes against the myriad
terror groups fighting in Iraq. Only last week, intelligence from the
JSG is understood to have led to a series of successful operations
against Sunni militia groups in southern Baghdad. (Sunday Telegraph)

I wonder why Sean Rayment’s sources have chosen to spoke out about the FRU’s role with the Americans now? Could it have anything to do with this development on 30 January?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) that calls on the British government to continue to advance the recent historic progress in the Northern Ireland peace process by following through on their promise of full “independent public judicial” investigation into the murder of Northern Ireland defense attorney Pat Finucane.  (Rep. Chris Smith –



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