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  • reynolds
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2018
    • 1574

    Israel Continues To Bomb Iraq Long After Operation 'Desert Storm'

    Ex-Iraqi PM warns Israel of ‘strong response’ if it proves to be behind strikes




    Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday warned Israel of a “strong response” if it proved to be behind the recent airstrikes against Iranian-linked military targets in Iraq.

    August 24th, 2019

    The comments by al-Maliki, a former Iraqi prime minister known for his ties to Iran, came hours after US officials told The New York Times Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month. The Times report quoted two senior US officials as saying Israel has recently carried out “several strikes” on munitions storehouses for Iranian-backed groups in Iraq. A senior Middle Eastern intelligence official said Israel was also responsible for the July 19 strike on a military base north of Baghdad being used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to transport weapons to Syria.

    Israel has repeatedly bombed Iranian targets in neighboring Syria, but an expansion of the campaign to Iraq would mark a significant escalation in its years-long campaign against Tehran’s military entrenchment across the region. The mystery attacks have not been claimed by any side and have left Iraqi officials scrambling for a response, amid strong speculation that Israel may have been behind them. Earlier this week, the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militias, known collectively as the Popular Mobilization Forces, openly accused Israeli drones of carrying out the attacks, but ultimately blamed Washington and threatened strong retaliation for any future attack. Read more ...


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