U.S. Briefed Israel before Attack on Jihadi Targets in Syria

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Senior officials in Washington called their counterparts in the Israeli prime minister's office, Defense Ministry and the IDF late Monday night to advise them of the planned attacks in Syria. Several Arab states that don't have diplomatic relations with Israel took part in the aerial attacks. The Americans wanted to avoid a situation in which Israel would mistakenly identify Arab military airplanes flying over Syria as enemy aircraft. Aircraft from Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain participated in the attacks. Qatar and Bahrain also provided logistic support via American bases in their territory.

2014-09-24 00:00:00

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