UPI.com: Iran Says Israeli Jets Preparing To Strike!

Israeli fighter jets are conducting drills at a military base in Iraq, in preparation for a strike on Iran, the Islamic Republic's Press TV reported. The report said that the Israeli planes participating in the drills include F-15, F016, F-18 and F-22 fighter jets. It said they have conducted week-long exercises, flying mostly at night. Press TV said its report was based on information received from a source close to Moqtada al-Sadr's group in Iraq. Sadr is considered to be one of the most influential religious political figures in Iraq, but holds no official title. He has repeatedly called for the immediate withdrawal of US led coalition troops and the UN forces deployed in Iraq. The air drills are being conducted in collaboration with the US military, the report said. It said that Iraq was not informed of the exercises. The US maintains a number of military bases in Iraq, and the government in Baghdad is not involved in any military activities occurring there, the report said. There was no official comment on the report by Israeli government or military officials. Last month, Brigadier General Mohammed Ali Safari, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, declared that Israeli and American military bases in the Middle East are within range of of Iran's missiles!

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