Israel reportedly strikes Iranian targets in Iraq

By August 02 2019, 14:20 Latest News No Comments

F-35I-Israeli-F-35A-1024x660Israel has reportedly expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Israel Air Force jets have struck twice in ten days, a report in the London-based Saudi daily Al Sharq Al Awsat.

The report, which cited Western diplomatic sources, said that the military bases of Iran-backed militias inside Iraq were the targeted by Israel’s Air Force.

The first strike is said to have been on 19th July by an Israeli F-35 plane on a rocket depot in a Shiite militia base north of Baghdad. Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and Hezbollah are said to have been killed in the strike.

Asharq Al-Awsat also said that Israel was behind another strike in Iraq carried out Sunday at Camp Ashraf, the former headquarters of the exiled People’s Mujahedin of Iran, located 40 kilometres northeast of Baghdad. That strike targeted Iranian advisers and a ballistic missile shipment, the report cited sources as saying.

Israel commonly conducts strikes in Syrian territory, targeting Iranian missile shipments meant for Lebanese terror group Hezbollah to use against the Jewish state, but strikes in Iraq by Israel have not been reported since the 1981 bombing of a nuclear reactor.

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