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Three of Israeli officers killed in attack against Mossad in Iraq identified

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Three of the officers of Israel’s Mossad who were killed in an attack against a facility affiliated with the regime’s spy agency in northern Iraq have been identified.

Iraq's Sabereen News, citing security sources, reported late on Tuesday that a facility affiliated with Israel’s Mossad spy agency had been attacked by "unknown resistance forces" in the north of the country.

According to intelligence sources, the attack on the Mossad special information and operations center resulted in the wounding and killing of 10 Israelis, three of whom were identified.

The Israeli officers have been working for several months at the Mossad-affiliated center in Erbil, and there is detailed information on the location and type of Mossad intelligence activities that will be released if necessary, Sabereen News said.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has declined to comment on the reports.

The incident came hours after an Israeli ship was attacked in the Emirati port of Fujairah, causing damage but no casualties.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the strike, but Israel’s Channel 12 quoted unnamed regime officials as blaming Iran for the attack.

Iran has categorically rejected the accusation.

The ship, called the Hyperion Ray and sailing under the Bahamas flag, was en route to the UAE from Kuwait.

The attack on the ship came after Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a suspected attack on Sunday, which is widely believed to have been carried out by Israel.

The act of sabotage, condemned by Iran as an “act of nuclear terrorism”, resulted in a power failure. Officials, however, said the incident had not led to any casualties, damage or complications.

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