Thursday, January 31, 2013

Israel Must Have Good Intelligence Sources In Syria

IAF plane takes part in maneuvers [file] Photo: IDF spokesperson

Officials: Israel Struck Syria Arms Shipment, Notified US -- Jerusalem Post

'Wall Street Journal' cites Western official as saying strike targeted convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles to Hezbollah; American officials tell 'New York Times' Israel notified US about attack.

US officials said Wednesday overnight that Israel had bombed a suspected shipment of anti-aircraft missiles in Syria on Tuesday night, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported.

The Wall Street Journal report cited a Western official as saying that the strike targeted a convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles to Hezbollah, in a border area west of Damascus .

American officials told the Times that Israel notified the US about the attack. The reports follows varying accounts of the alleged strike.

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My Comment: If this story is true, it tells me that Israel has an extensive intelligence operation underway in Syria right now. It also tells me that the Syrian government is more focused in it's life and death struggle against Syrian rebels .... and that tracking and finding Israeli spies are probably low on their priority list. But after today's strike .... that may change.

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