Thursday, May 10, 2018

Syria: Israel strikes back at Iranian assets inside Syria.

(Damascus)  Israel retaliated quickly this morning against Iranian and Hezb-allah assets close to its border after the Iranians decided to launch 20 missiles against military posts in the Golan heights.

Israel’s response was the most significant strike in Syria since the Yom Kippur war in 1973. It follows a months-long shadow war in which Israel has been accused of repeated strikes in Syria, the latest of which was on Tuesday night. Its military said it had attacked dozens of targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centres used by Iranian forces. Israel has carried out other airstrikes in Syria since the civil war began in 2011, but the latest overnight raids were the most intense to date.

Remnants of the some of the weapons used by Israel this morning point to the SPIKE Non-line of sight (NOS) missile.
A long range highly accurate missile which was developed after the Yom Kippur war of 1973 in which to allow the IDF tackle massive enemy formations from a safe distance and under cover.