Israeli data shows intense war in Syria with Iran

Syria is currently the main battleground in a war between Israel and Iran that is mostly being waged behind the scenes.
Syria is currently the main battleground in a war between Israel and Iran that is mostly being waged behind the scenes. PHOTO: AFP

Figures released seen as a clear warning from Israel of more and stronger action

It is a war one rarely hears about. However, new figures released by Israel's military on Tuesday demonstrate how intensively it battles Iranian forces in Syria. Their publication is intended as a clear warning.

An electrical short was supposed to have roused thousands of Damascus residents from their sleep on Monday night. According to the official Iranian news agency Irna, it allegedly triggered a fire in a munitions depot in the mountains outside the Syrian capital. A fireball, rising into the night sky, was so large that it seemed to one city dweller "as if the sun had risen over Damascus for five seconds".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 06, 2018, with the headline 'Israeli data shows intense war in Syria with Iran'. Print Edition | Subscribe