Iranian Bases in Syria: Dealing with the Problem While It's Still Small

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - The attack on an Iranian base in Syria was meant to validate the red lines Israel set to the Russians, the Americans, Bashar Assad's regime, Hizbullah and the Iranians. Permanent Iranian military presence in Syria is a red line that will not be accepted, even in its initial stages. It's better to handle a problem when it is still small than to bomb this facility when it is fully manned and causing many casualties. The strike was done from outside Syrian airspace using air-to-surface missiles. Contrary to the Syrian regime's claims, it does not appear the Israeli missiles were hit by interception fire. The Israeli jets were likely on their way back to base when Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were fired.

2017-12-04 00:00:00

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