Israel DM: Syria Strike Prevented Iran’s Transfer of ‘Advanced Capabilities’

Attack destroyed unidentified underground strike

On Friday night, Israel attacked a site in the Syrian city of Hama. Five were reported killed, including one civilian. At the time, Israel declined comment.

Over the weekend, a satellite image was released suggesting the site targeted was an underground facility, which was destroyed. Speculation was that this was military storage.

Israeli DM Benny Gantz is now commenting, though being coy about some of the specifics of the matter. The indication is that this is about preventing Iran’s transfer of “advanced capabilities.”

Gantz did not specifically say what these advanced munitions were or where they were bound, but said they would “harm the stability of the entire region.” He added Israel would continue such operations, which given how often they attack Syria probably goes without saying.

Author: Jason Ditz

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