Five Iranian military brigades inside Iraqi territory
« on: March 19, 2015,
Follow-Iraq Press -18 March / March: admitted ground force commander in the Iranian army, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Bordstan, incursion into his country's troops to a distance (40 kilometers) inside Iraqi territory within the boundaries of the province of Diyala.
And the relocation of "defense Press" of the Iranian Armed Forces, on Wednesday, for Bordstan saying, "The five brigades of the Iranian forces entered Iraqi territory depth of 40 km, to repel a possible attack by the organization of the Islamic State (Daash)."
He explained that "Iranian forces move came after the issuance of a statement for the organization Daash which announced his intention to occupy cities Sherine Somare Palace and western Iran oil a month."
He pointed to the ground force commander, that "Iranian forces were sent in coordination with the Iraqi government, when he tried to organize the state to invade Iran and Western borders of last July." This comes at a time when the Revolutionary Guard Corps openly led the attack on Salah al-Din province, and accused of using scorched-earth style, during the battle.
Yesterday newspaper "New York Times", that "Iran has sent rockets and rocket-propelled grenades to Iraq to help fight (Daash) in Tikrit," indicating the growing Iranian influence in Iraq.
The newspaper quoted three US officials, that the "CIA, spotted the deployment of these missiles and weapons during the past few weeks," pointing out that "the mobilization of force in Iraq amounted to thirty thousand, two-thirds of the militias were trained and armed in Iran
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