Israel's Alleged Missile Strike in Syria

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - The report on Syrian television on Wednesday that Israel attacked a military air base in western Damascus was unusual due to the claim that Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles rather than air-to-surface missiles as in most past cases. The strike was likely the result of an Iranian attempt to transfer accurate surface-to-surface missiles to Hizbullah. If Israel did in fact use surface-to-surface missiles, it is reasonable to assume that it had a good reason - likely a desire to surprise the Syrians and Hizbullah. Had Israel launched planes to carry out the mission, the sensitive, long-range radars which the Russians brought to Syria would have been able to detect their presence and the Russians would have warned the Syrians.

2016-12-08 00:00:00

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