Good morning and meet what look-to-be our new allies in the war against the ISIS terror group in Iraq:

Iran has denied the report, however:

Regardless of what Iran says or doesn’t say, multiple outlets are reporting that this picture is an Iranian F4 flying over Iraq:

Here’s more from the AP:

Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. believes this may be the first time Tehran has launched manned aircraft from inside Iran to strike targets in Iraq.

The Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. has not coordinated airstrikes or military activities with Iran. He said the U.S. continues to fly missions over Iraq and it is up to the Iraqi government to avoid conflicts in its own airspace.

This doesn’t make much sense as there must be some coordination going on between Iran and the U.S., even if it is through Iraq as an intermediary. And we’re not alone in our disbelief:

More information please.



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