September 16, 2007

IT'S NOT THE RESEARCH. IT'S THE REGIME:

Speculation flourishes over Israel's strike on Syria (Conal Urquhart, September 17, 2007, Guardian)

[T]he details of the raid have been leaked to a series of foreign newspapers. According to the leaks, eight Israeli F-15 bombers entered Syrian airspace in the early hours of September 6. They successfully evaded Syrian radar and air defences and attacked a research establishment on the Euphrates river in northern Syria, destroying it completely.

Israeli intelligence believes that North Korea, which has provided missile technology to Syria in the past, has started supplying nuclear materials in recent months. On leaving Syria, the Israeli planes jettisoned their extra fuel tanks over Turkey.

While news of the raid spread rapidly through the Israeli defence, media and political circles, the government insisted on complete silence.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 16, 2007 7:25 PM
Comments

It looks like they used their F-15I models from the 69 Squadron (Hammer). Good jet, an export version of our F-15E Strike Eagle with a slew of Israeli engineered electronics some of which I would have liked to see in our A/C. Some reports also indicate they had a special forces team that had infiltrated the area lasing for the F-15I’s.

Posted by: billmill at September 17, 2007 4:36 AM
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