Iranian proxy militia groups claim to have active cells of operatives stationed in Washington, DC, as well as other U.S. cities, according to messages in online forums used by these groups.

These militias have been claiming to have the capability to strike American troops on their own bases. And they posted a picture of caskets with American flags draped on them. 

Is there truth in what these militias are spouting or is it just typical Iranian bluster? There may indeed be some truth to these statements. A former government official, who asked not to be identified, said that recently 11 Iranians were detained at the U.S. border with Mexico, trying to enter the U.S. illegally. They all had large sums of cash and travelers’ checks and were supposedly en route to Washington, DC.

The Kawtheryoon Electronic Team, a Telegram network used by Iranian militia groups, posted recently that “The axis of resistance today is stronger than before. Resistance cells are rooted even in America and its capital,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks radical groups.