Israel Targeted Iranians Manning Drone Control Center in Syria

(New York Times) Ronen Bergman - On Saturday, soon after Israel shot down an Iranian drone that had entered Israeli airspace, Israeli jets blew up the drone's command and control center at Tiyas air base in Syria, along with the Iranians manning the center. The Israeli bombardment had been dangerously close to Russian forces at the air base. While Israel maintains a limited tactical coordination channel with Russia in order to prevent clashes between Israeli and Russian forces in Syria, this hasn't led Russia to understand Israel's strategic needs. A senior Israeli military source told me the Russians "could have prevented the launch of the drone, but they didn't do anything."

2018-02-13 00:00:00

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