US officials confirm Israeli airstrike on Iranian weapons depot in Iraq
American officials have confirmed that Israel is responsible for the last month’s bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq.
Two American officials that remained nameless told Associated Press that Israel was responsible for the airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in the north of Saladin governorate in Iraq.
It was reported that two Iranian commanders were killed in the attack.
Al-Arabia had previously reported that several members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and several members of Hezbollah of Lebanon were killed in the July attack.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel also took responsibility for the attack on Thursday evening.
In response to a question regarding Israel’s attacks on Iraqi soil, Netanyahu stated: “Whenever we see fit. Even now we are involved in several operations in the region against the government that seeks our annihilation.”
In response to these claims, Nouri Al-Maliki, the former prime minister of Iraq warned that if Israel is behind these attacks in Iraq, it will face a strong response.
Previously, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of the Iran-backed militia group Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Committee), had blamed Israel for the attack but later blamed the United States and warned that the next attack will receive a heavy response.
However, Falih Alfayyadh, the head of Hashd al-Shaabi rejected the claims made by al-Muhandis regarding the United States’ involvement in the attack.
The United States has denied any military involvement in the airstrike on the Iranian weapons depot.