Saturday, July 12, 2008
An Iraqi website has claimed that Israeli warplanes have been using Iraqi airspace to practice for possible bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities.
Nahrainnet.com, quoting unnamed sources in the Iraqi defence ministry, said that for the past month Israel has been using US bases in Iraq to conduct overflights.
Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Mohammed al-Askari dismissed the report on Friday.
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“We have no information about Israeli jets using Iraqi airspace for rehearsals,” he told AFP.
In Jerusalem, meanwhile, an Israeli military spokesman told AFP he was aware of the report and said, “I have no information on this.”
The US military did not comment on the report.
This article was posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 3:04 am