Iran’s “Boots on the Ground” in Iraq – Lawrence A. Franklin (Gatestone Institute)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 19, 2014)
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran’s military involvement in the Kurdish governorates of northern Iraq is varied and on the increase.
According to former Iraqi General Saad al-Obaidi of Military Intelligence, who visited Kurdistan in mid-November, without the presence of several pro-Iran Shia militias and Iranian artillery support, allied bombing raids against IS targets would have been for naught.
The writer served as a U.S. military attache to Israel.
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