Iraq: Alleged Israeli strike on Iranian missile depot

Iraq: Alleged Israeli strike on Iranian missile depot

Israeli fighter jets allegedly targeted a missile depot belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group in Iraq.

Arabs report that the warehouse was located in Deir Ez-Zur area, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Video posted on social media purports to show the aftermath of the airstrikes.

According to Arab reports, Israel has expanded the scope of its Iranian targets in Iraq and Syria, amid reports of airstrikes earlier this month against ballistic missile shipments that have recently arrived in Iraq.

The first attack occurred on July 19, at al-Shuhadaa base near Amerli in the Saladin province north of Baghdad. An armed drone reportedly targeted a ballistic missile shipment from Iran said to have been concealed in trucks used to transport refrigerated food. The strikes reportedly killed one Iraqi and injured two Iranians.

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A second attack reportedly occurred on July 28, against Camp Ashraf located around 80 km from the Iranian border and 40 km north-east of Baghdad.

Last month, Iran test-fired its medium-range ballistic missile Shabaab-3, amid escalating tensions with the US and UK in the Gulf.

Israel’s US-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield had passed a series of live interception tests, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran.

“Today Israel has the capabilities to act against ballistic missiles launched at us from Iran and from anywhere else,” Netanyahu said. “All our foes should know that we can best them, both defensively and offensively.”

In the past, Israel has warned that it can reach Iraq to prevent Iran from stockpiling ballistic missiles in the country.