Kurd rebels man a security checkpoint in the Qandil mountains in Iraq. Iran has set up its own bases in the Qandil mountains.(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)
Kurd rebels man a security checkpoint in the Qandil mountains in Iraq. Iran has set up its own bases in the Qandil mountains.
(Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Establishes Military Presence in Iraq

May 22, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Iran has set up heavily-armed military bases in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq, according to a May 16 report from Iraqi media.

Citing eyewitnesses and field reporters, the report says Iranian defense forces have established bases in the Qandil Mountain area many miles inside of Iraq. Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Intelligence Reva Bhalla said the bases represent “a significant advancement for Iranian military operations in this region.”

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