TEHRAN (FNA) – The Iraqi army has discovered nearly a dozen depots of Israeli-made arms and ammunition in Diyala province, local officials disclosed on Monday.
“An Iraqi army unit has found around 10 weapons and munition depots where Israel-made weapons and explosives were kept in Hamrin mountains,” the Iraqi Al-Ansar news website quoted Sadeq Al-Moussavi, a member of Diyala provincial council, as saying.
Moussavi said that the depot contained a lot of explosives, weapons and bombs all made by Israel.
On Sunday, Iraqi fighter jets hit the strongholds of the ISIL Takfiri group in Diyala province, and killed several militants.
Iraq’s warplanes inflicted major losses on the Takfiri militants, after targeting their positions in Northeast of Baquba. At least 8 militants lost their lives during the strikes.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.
This is not the first time that such revelations are made about Israeli arms aids to the terrorists in the region. In February, a senior Iraqi military commander disclosed that the weapons used by ISIL in its war against both the governments of Syria and Iraq are Israeli-made.
“All weapons seized from the terrorists from 2006 onwards have been advanced weapons made in Israel,” Major General Fazel Al-Barvari, commander of Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Golden Battalion, wrote on his Facebook page.
In June, the Syrian army discovered and seized a large cache of Israeli-made weapons and ammunition from Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Banias city of the Tartous governorate near the Lebanese borders.
The Syrian troops discovered the arms depot in al-Maydan district of Banias city arresting several armed rebels during the operations.
The security forces also confiscated several sniper rifles, thousands of bullets and forged documents as well as maps of Banias city from the armed rebels.
Syrian Special Forces seized weapons and ammunition in farmlands in Banias city and arrested an armed group in the countryside trying to flee to the Lebanese territories.
Earlier, in 2013, the Syrian army discovered and seized Israeli-made missiles and weapons from armed rebels in Reef (outskirts of) al-Qusseir in Northwestern Syria.
“In army’s military operations and advancements in Reef al-Qusseir a large cache of weapons and missile ammunition, some of which are Israeli made, were seized (from the armed rebels),” the Arabic-language al-Ahad news website quoted an informed local source as saying then.
The source said that confiscation of such weapons shows the involvement of the Zionist regime in incidents which are happening in Syria and reveals the ties between the regime and opponents of the Syrian government.
In a similar development in December 2012, the Syrian army seized Israeli-made missiles and weapons from the armed rebels near the border with Jordan.
The army confiscated (from terrorists) Israeli-made LAV anti-tank missiles and several wireless equipment which were also made in Israel, Jahineh news website reported at the time.
The Syrian army also prevented the armed rebels from crossing into Syria via neighboring Jordan.
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