Israel Expands Strikes Against Iranian Assets in Middle East


Israel is striking Iranian targets as far away as Iraq, according to a report in London-based Arabic daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

The report quoted Western diplomats as saying that the Israel Air Force was responsible for the July 19 attack on a military base in Iraq, northeast of Baghdad, used by pro-Iranian militias. The diplomats said the attack was carried out by a F-35 stealth fighter.

According to JNS, which quoted the report, the Israel Air Force also struck an Iranian target 50 miles from the Iranian border and 25 milies north of Baghdad on Sunday.

Israel is reportedly using its newly acquired F-35 stealth fighters to carry out the missions. Jerusalem has has not commented on the air strikes.

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