Israel Provides Intelligence on Islamic State

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

Israel has provided satellite imagery and other intelligence in support of the U.S.-led aerial campaign against Islamic State in Iraq, a Western diplomat said on Monday

Once “scrubbed” of evidence of its Israeli origin, the information has often been shared by Washington with Arab and Turkish allies, the diplomat said.

Israel’s Defense Ministry would neither confirm nor deny involvement in any international efforts against the terrorist group.

“We don’t comment on any assistance by us, or if there is such assistance, in the fight against ISIS,” said Yaacov Havakook, spokesman for the ministry.