July 29, 2006
DEBKAfile: Escalating Military Tension With Syria, Marked By Downing Of Israeli Drone Friday - while still over Lebanon - By Syrian Air Defense BatteryTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
DEBKAfile reports that the Lebanon war between Israel and HIzballah took an alarming detour Friday when Syrian air defense batteries ambushed and shot down an Israeli spy drone flying on the Lebanese side of the border with Syria.
The drones have been used to "paint" the weapons convoys heading in from Syria, for the Israeli air force to hit them before they can reach their destinations and replenish Hizballah stockpiles. It seems that Syria may be attempting to resupply Hezbollah, and needs to eliminate the IDF's "eye in the sky." A couple of big problems for Syria - Israel has more, and should Syria provoke Israel to respond - Syria's clock would be cleaned in a NY minute. Pardon my levity on a very serious matter, but the gall of the Islamists and their sugar daddys, Syria and Iran, is amazing. With the entire world watching, both continue to work openly to try to bring about Israel's destruction.
Posted by Richard at July 29, 2006 9:51 AM
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