LIGNET: Israeli Strike on Syria Raises Fears of a Broader Conflict

Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 01:57 PM

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An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off from an Israeli Air Force base on Nov. 19, 2012. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Israel's strike on Syrian convoys that were reportedly carrying SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles to Lebanon underscores its long-standing commitment to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to terrorist groups like Hezbollah. But while it was likely undertaken with the hope that the strike would discourage further provocative actions by the Assad regime, the fact that Syria was attempting the transfer raises troubling concerns that it may in fact want to instigate a broader regional conflict.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.

 

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