Monday, May 7, 2018

Report: Iran planning reprisal strikes on Israel - David Rosenberg

by David Rosenberg

Israeli security officials say Iran planning to 'avenge' strike on base in Syria, looking to hit Israeli targets with missiles from Syria.

The Tehran regime could be preparing for a major escalation with Israel in the near future, Israeli security officials fear, with possible missile strikes by Iran from sites inside Syria.

Iran is likely to attempt a reprisal against Israeli targets, Israeli officials believe, following last month’s strike on the T-4 base in Syria, a facility believed to be used by Iranian forces stationed in the war-torn country. The base had been used by Iranian drone pilots to control a craft which penetrated Israeli airspace in February.

According to a report by Channel 2 Sunday night, attempts by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps to ‘avenge’ the April 9th strike on T-4 could include missile fire from Iranian-controlled facilities inside Syria to Israel’s north.

While Israeli officials believe Iran could attempt a major attack on Israel, according to the report Sunday night, security experts nevertheless doubt Tehran would seek to provoke a full-scale conflict with the Jewish state. The presumption therefore at this time is that Iranian strikes would likely be confined to military targets, as opposed to civilian “soft” targets.

David Rosenberg


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