Overnight, everything changed for Israel, Syria and Iran…An escalation in attacks on Israel could lead to more serious conflict in the region. The increased Iranian presence at the Israeli border with Syria and Lebanon is cause for concern.
NOTE TO AMERICA: DON’T ELECT ANTI-ISRAELI/PRO-IRANIAN LEADERS:
This brings to mind the $1.7 billion U.S. dollars that Obama gave Iran that’s now being funneled to Hezbollah TERRORISTS:
DAILY MAIL reports:
Israel fears Iran could use Syrian territory to stage attacks or create a land corridor from Iran to Lebanon that could allow it to transfer weapons more easily to Hezbollah.
An Israeli fighter has been shot down as the country’s air force carried out attacks against Iranian targets in Syria after intercepting a drone.
The military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel, seriously wounding one and lightly injuring the other.
‘This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn’t know how it will end,’ Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, said in a statement.
Israeli forces identified an ‘Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)’ launched from Syria and intercepted it in Israeli airspace with a combat helicopter, a statement said.
They then ‘targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the UAV into Israeli airspace,’ military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus tweeted.
‘Massive Syrian anti-air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe.’
The Israeli military then carried out what it called a ‘large scale attack’ against Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria.
BIG NEWS overnight
– In subsequent “ambush,” one Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses; landed in Galilee. pic.twitter.com/cKmrH2OkVd
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) February 10, 2018