Lessons from Friday's Israel-Syria Missile Clash

(Ha'aretz) Anshel Pfeffer - The airstrikes carried out against Hizbullah targets in Syria that took place early Friday were the first to be confirmed officially by the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson. Syria's air-defense forces launched a long-range missile in an attempt to shoot down Israel's jets. The missile was fired much too late to endanger the planes, but could have fallen on civilian areas within Israel and was therefore intercepted by an Arrow 2 missile. An attack carried out by Israeli warplanes flying over Syria (and not using standoff missiles from afar as happened in other strikes recently) may be an indication that there is an understanding with Russia over Israeli operations within the area that Russia protects with its own air-defense systems.

2017-03-20 00:00:00

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