Iran-Israel Conflict Escalates in Shadow of Syrian Civil War
Israel Suspected of Striking Syrian Air Base
Videos posted online appeared to show missiles over Homs Province, where a military base was struck on Monday, and fast-moving aircraft were heard over Lebanon.
By CAMILLA SCHICK on Publish Date April 9, 2018.
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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel on Monday appeared to have escalated its shadow war in Syria against Iran, with a predawn airstrike against a military base that coordinates Iranian-backed militias, killing four Iranian military advisers.
The dead included a colonel who served as a senior officer in Iran’s drone program, according to Iranian news reports.
The attack on the Syrian air base near the desert town of Palmyra in central Syria drew new attention to a conflict between Iran and Israel that has been steadily increasing in intensity while mostly hidden in the shadows of Syria’s civil war.
As Iran has taken advantage of the war..