Israel Says Iran Is Spearheading Regional Drone Attacks

(Jerusalem Post) Anna Ahronheim - Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Sunday that Iran is training militias from Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Syria at the Kashan airbase north of Isfahan and is teaching them how to operate and manufacture advanced Iranian drones. The Houthis in Yemen and Shiite militias in Iraq have dozens of advanced UAVs that they have used against Saudi Arabia or American forces in the region. Iranian drones can reach a range of 1,700 km. In the coming years, hundreds of these UAVs will be in Syria and there are constant attempts to smuggle advanced UAVs to Hizbullah in Lebanon. Iran is also attempting to transfer the know-how for UAV production to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

2021-09-13 00:00:00

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