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Report: IDF to deploy 6 drones in N. Iraq

Iran's Press-TV claims aircraft to be deployed in addition to intelligence agents and military consultants; Ahmadinejad: US and Israel wish to attack

The IDF has recently stepped up its operations in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region and is planning to deploy six unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligence agents and military consultants in the region, Iran's Press-TV has reported.


According to the report, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani has agreed to the concession in return for the admission of a number of Iraqi Kurd students to Israeli universities. Barzani has reportedly approved the deployment without the permission of the central government in Baghdad.



Four of the aircraft will be stationed at the Khalidiyah airbase in the northern oil city of Kirkuk and two others will go to the airport in the city of Mosul, the report claimed. It further stated that Israeli intelligence agents and military advisers, equipped with special transmission devices, are also being sent to train security forces in Mosul.


Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned Israel and the US against launching a war on Iran.


Speaking to Russia Today news network, the Iranian leader said, "“They wish to do it, they want to do it, but they know about our power. They know that we are going to give them a decisive response."


According to Ahmadinejad, “We have a saying in our language: If someone throws a smaller stone (at you), you should respond with a bigger stone. We will defend ourselves within our capabilities."



פרסום ראשון: 08.14.11, 10:58
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