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Friday, October 23, 2015

Spy game: IDF jets held Iran strike dry run in 2012

IDF fighter jets covertly flew into Iranian air space in 2012 in what was thought to have been a dry run for a commando raid at a sensitive nuclear site, according to an extensive report published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

The report, based on the testimony of almost two dozen senior US and Israeli officials, reveals the breakdown in relations and open mistrust that led to mutual spying between Israel and the US over Iran's nuclear program.

The highlight of tensions came in 2012, when the US spied on Israel as it sent a jet to apparently hold a trial run for an attack on Fordow, Iran's most fortified nuclear facility that is built into the side of a mountain. (READ MORE)