Washington Official: Israel Hit Iranian Targets in Syria Using U.S. Intel

Washington Official: Israel Hit Iranian Targets in Syria Using U.S. Intel


Israeli airstrikes on Iranian-linked targets in eastern Syria that killed 57 people Tuesday night were carried out with intelligence provided by the United States, a senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed.

The official added Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had discussed the upcoming raid with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen in a meeting in Washington, the Associated Press reported.

According to the official, the airstrikes targeted warehouses that also served as a pipeline for components that support Iran’s nuclear program.

It was the latest in a series strikes attributed to Israel in recent weeks, and targeted 15 Iranian facilities in the Deir Ezzor region.

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 57 people were killed in the attack, noting that it was the deadliest strike in the past year and a half.

SANA said officials were assessing if any damage or casualties were caused.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said last

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