US, Israeli Military Advisors Charged With Aiding ISIL Arrested In Iraq

By R. Siva Kumar - 08 Mar '15 06:39AM
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In Iraq, four foreign military advisors from the US as well as Israel, who were helping the IS, have been arrested by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces, according to sputniknews.

Three of the military advisors have dual citizenship of both the US and Israel, while the fourth is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq's Sarma News Agency said. The foreign military advisors were caught in the headquarters, from where the IS organized its military operations in Iraq's Northern Province of Nineveh.

The arrests were made during an operation codenamed "The Sting of a Scorpion". Many other IS fighters have been killed during the attack. Now, the arrested foreign advisors have been shifted to Baghdad.

Since March 2, the Iraqi troops have been backed by voluntary forces, and have launched an offensive to recapture Tikrit as well as the surrounding province of Salahuddin, according to tasnimnews.

The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province since the ISIL terrorists seized swaths of north Iraq last June and advanced toward the capital Baghdad.

The foreign advisors were arrested in a military operation in Tal Abta desert near Mosul city.

Last year, Alexander Prokhanov, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused Mossad of training ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Mossad is believed to have shifted some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership. It is thought that Israel's military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.

In fact, ISIL is thought to be a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East, and a tool in the hands of the US.

"They launched their first terror attack against us just a few days back in Chechnya," said Alexander Prokhanov. The ISIL ideology, though has no links with the Islam practiced in Iran and Muslim countries in the Middle-East region.

Prokhanov said the United States and Israel are "one and the same" while aiding a terrorist organization such as the ISIL.

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