September 21, 2006

Israelis in Iraq:
Former Israeli commandos secretly trained Kurdish soldiers in northern Iraq to protect a new international airport and in counter-terrorism operations, the BBC television reported on Tuesday.

Former Israeli special forces soldiers entered Iraq from Turkey in 2004 to train two groups of Kurdish troops...

"Newsnight" also reported that an Israeli security firm called Interop and two Swiss-registered subsidiaries, Kudo and Colosium, were among the main contractors at Irbil airport, providing security fencing and communications equipment.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev told "Newsnight" that Israel had not authorised any firms to do defence work in Iraq. Companies would be prosecuted if police found they had broken export laws, he said.


Blog Archive