Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Report: Israel Launched Two Attacks Using F-35s On Iranian Targets In Iraq This Month

Israeli F-35Is in action.

Jerusalem Post: Report: Israel launched two attacks on Iranian targets in Iraq in July

According to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Israel attacked a base in Ashraf, Iraq northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, targeting Iranian advisers and a shipment of ballistic missiles from Iran.

The first attack happened on July 19 at a base in Amerli in the Saladin province north of Baghdad. Iraqi and Iranian sources blamed Israel at the time, and Asharq Al-Awsat reported that “diplomatic sources” confirmed the attack, specifying that it was carried out by an Israeli F-35.

Al Arabiya television news reported that Iranian-made ballistic missiles were transported to the base shortly before the attack via trucks used to transport refrigerated food. The identity of the aircraft which conducted the attack was unspecified at the time, and the US denied any involvement. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah members were killed in the airstrike, according to Al Arabiya. However, the Iranian-backed al-Hashd ash-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces) denied that any Iranians were killed, according to Fars News Agency.

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More News On Reports That Israel Launched Two Attacks Using F-35s On Iranian Targets In Iraq This Month

Israel said to hit Iranian sites in Iraq, expanding strikes on missile shipments -- Times of Israel
In Major Shift, Israel Twice Struck Iranian Targets in Iraq 'Using F-35 -- Haaretz
Israeli Warplanes Expand Operations Against Alleged Iranian Targets to Iraq, Media Claims -- Sputnik
‘Israel Expands Scope of Strikes Against Iranian Assets in Middle East’ -- The Algemeiner
Here’s Everything We Know About The Alleged Israeli Air Force F-35 Air Strike on an Iranian Base in Iraq -- Aviationist
Did Israeli stealth fighters bomb Iraq? -- Arutz Sheva
Is Israel Flying F-35s In Iraq To Hit Iran Missile Shipments? -- Breaking Defense


Anonymous said...

The Iraqi air force is bad. Maybe. Not sure how much worse Iraqi air defense is than Russian, Iranian or Chinese. But this can be considered an operational test of the F-35. Maybe not a severe test, but nonetheless a test with good data points.

Mike Feldhake said...

The most interesting part of this story is what's not spoken; In order to have such a precise strike, they must have great intel. US most likely had his info and shared it with Israel to get it done.