'NY Times': Iran rehearsed attacking Haifa and Dimona
03 October 2012 13:17
The Iranian military has used firing ranges built to resemble Haifa and Dimona to rehearse an attack on Israel, the New York Times quoted classified Pentagon intelligence reports as saying on Wednesday.
The classified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency noted that following an IDF Air Force drill over the Mediterranean in June 2008, the Iranian Air Force started conducting "daily air-to-ground attack training (GAT) at firing ranges resembling the Israeli city of Haifa and the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona."
The Pentagon report also alleged that skittishness Tehran over an Israeli airstrike on its nuclear facilities resulted in the Iranian military mistakenly firing on civilian airplanes and in one case on one of its own military warplanes in 2007 and 2008, the Times reported.