Israel: Most Iranian Missiles Missed Targets in Syria

(Times of Israel) Iran's missile strike on Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday was a flop, with six of the seven medium-range missiles failing to hit their target, Israeli sources said Monday. Sources quoted in Hebrew media said three of the missiles didn't even make it to Syria, falling in Iraq, and only one landed in its intended target, an Islamic State base in Deir Ezzor province. Another landed hundreds of yards away. "If the Iranians were trying to show their capabilities and to signal to Israel and to the Americans that these missiles are operational, the result was...a failure," Channel 2 analyst Ehud Ya'ari said. Ya'ari said Israeli security sources were "amazed" at the poor performance of the Iranian missiles. "This is what they have to show for 30 years of missile development? Even Hizbullah can do better," he quoted the sources as saying.

2017-06-20 00:00:00

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