Analyst: Israel Destroyed a Significant Portion of Assad's Air Defense Network

(Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Saturday's military escalation between Israel and Iran in Syria shows that "Iran is at the helm of what remains of Assad's military, and has supplanted any semblance of Syrian sovereignty," said Oubai Shahbandar, a fellow at the New America Foundation. "The Assad regime's military suffered a major blow as a result of Iran's military incursion. The Israeli airforce counterattack destroyed a significant portion of Assad's long-range SA-5 integrated air defense network outside Damascus."

2018-02-12 00:00:00

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