Israel increases number of its overseas covert operations

Jan 31, 2012 12:00 AM

A recent report has revealed that the Israeli regime has increased the number of its overseas covert operations in countries such as Sudan, Lebanon and Iran over the past year.
"Most of the details about the operations are classified, including the exact number, but according to foreign reports, the IDF has operated in places such as Sudan, Lebanon and Iran," the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.

The daily said that the Israeli military has “a number of units that specialize in covert operations”.
Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz “decided in December to establish the 'Depth Corps' -- a new unit that will oversee operations deep in enemy territory”, the report added.

The report comes as Iranian officials have many times pointed to the fact that Israel is behind terrorist attacks against Iranian scientists.
On January 11, an Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was killed in a terrorist attack. In the incident, a motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car near a college building of Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran. Ahmadi Roshan was the deputy director of marketing at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.

Several other Iranian scientists including Professor Majid Shahriari and Professor Masoud Ali-Mohammadi have also been assassinated over the past few years.
On November 29, 2010, Shahriari and Fereydoun Abbasi were targeted in terrorist attacks. Shahriari was killed immediately, but Abbasi, the current director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, sustained injuries but survived.

The US, Israel, and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used this allegation as a pretext to convince the United Nations Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions on Iran.
Tehran rejects the claims, saying its nuclear program is for civilian purposes.

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