Hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iranian camps, the Sunday Times has learned. According to interviews with two Taliban commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter, where they learned to mount ambushes and use IED bombs to fight NATO troops. “The military is pressuring the Taliban in Pakistan. It is certainly harder to reach places that were once easy to get into. I think more of my fighters will travel to Iran for training this year,” said one commander. Western officials have confirmed the reports as credible.