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Recent Syria strikes hint at Israeli use of surface-to-surface missiles

7th February 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Syrian state media announced that air defence systems were activated on 5 February in an attempt to intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus. The attack was reportedly launched from over the Golan Heights and also through Lebanese airspace.

According to some reports on recent Israeli attacks against Iranian and pro-Iranian targets in Syria, no aircraft were seen or heard in the target area. This indicates that Israel may be firing long-range and highly accurate surface-to-surface missiles at targets across its borders, in a tactical shift away from using its powerful air force.

Special units in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Artillery

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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