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  תשרי 16, 5768 , 28/09/07

'Iranian Defector Enabled IAF Syria Strike'

Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jerida reported Friday that the intelligence for Israel's alleged attack on a Syrian target in early September was provided by Gen. Ali Reza Asgari, who defected from Iran a few months ago. Asgari was allegedly involved in the development of Syria's missile program.

Another Kuwaiti paper, Al Watan, quoted diplomatic sources in Europe as saying that US jets circled above the Israeli fighters and gave them aerial cover during the operation.

It also said that Russian experts are trying to understand how the IAF jets managed to enter deep into Syrian territory without setting off two Russian-built radar systems that were in place in Syria.

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