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April 26, 2017 3:21 pm

Israeli Air Force Recently Destroyed 100 Hezbollah Missiles in Syria, Officer Says

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JNS.org – An Israeli Air Force (IAF) strike last month destroyed approximately 100 Syrian missiles, many of which were believed to be headed to the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, a senior Israeli officer said Tuesday.

While the existence of March’s Israeli strike was already known, Haaretz’s publication of the Israeli officer’s comments marked the first details to emerge about the strike’s impact on Syria. The officer did not elaborate on the type of missiles destroyed.

The Israeli strike prompted the Syrian regime to fire at the IAF planes, causing Israel to activate its Arrow missile defense system to intercept a Syrian missile, marking Arrow’s first operational use in its 17 years of existence.

The officer added that this month, the IDF had intelligence regarding the Assad regime’s use of sarin gas on Syrian civilians in real-time, immediately following the deadly chemical attack on April 4.

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