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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Israel, Iraq deny IAF training

Defense sources are now denying a story I ran on Friday that claims that IAF jets are training in the skies of Iraq for a possible mission against Iran's nuclear facilities.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Office, along with US and Iraqi sources, described media reports that Israeli Air Force planes were training in the skies over Iraq as nonsensical. The IDF Spokesperson’s Office’s official denial stated: "Reports about putative Israeli air force (IAF) activities in Iraq are utterly baseless."

Maj.-Gen. Mohammad al-Askari, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, corroborated the reports by saying, "We haven't observed any IAF warplanes practising in Iraqi airspace."
The fact that a spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense says that they haven't observed any IAF warplanes practicing doesn't mean a whole lot. And I don't think anyone really expected an official source to confirm that story. Let's say it might true and it might not be true.But I would not discount it entirely based on these denials.


More on this story at Iraq the Model.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

As always, read between the lines. That's where the truth can be found much of the time.


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