Report: IAF aircraft seen drilling at US base in Iraq

May 2, 2011 16:53

Israel Air Force aircraft were reportedly amassing at the US military's al Asad Airbase in Iraq, according to a PressTV report on Monday.

According to a source close to Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sader's group, various aircraft were seen, including F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22 and KC-10 fighter jets.

The aircraft carried out a week-long exercise during the nighttime hours in preparation for a strike on Iranian air defense systems, radars and other various targets deep within the country, the report said.

Officials in Iraq were not notified of the military drill, which was reportedly conducted in coordination with US armed forces.

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