Iranian Drone Launched From Syria was Armed, Israel Says

After intercepting the drone in February, Israel attacked what it said was the command-and-control center Iran had used to launch it, at the T4 air base near Palmyra in Syria. Syria then shot down an Israeli F-16 fighter jet, the first Israeli plane lost to enemy fire in decades.

Israel responded with a broad wave of strikes against a dozen Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria.

Iran never confirmed that the drone was Iranian, but endorsed its mission. A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, First Deputy Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, said, “This drone was not the first or last drone of the resistance front.”

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This week, there was another missile strike on the same air base which Russia, Iran and Syria attributed to Israel. Several Iranian military advisers were killed in that attack, including a colonel

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/middleeast/syria-iran-israel-drone.html

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