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Israel and Iran war is near

• by brian wang

 It tracks the multiple interlocking Syrian conflicts in real time and is used by the U.N. observers here on the Golan Heights.

Thomas Friedman and others believe that Iran and Syria are about to escalate their conflict.

Israel does not acknowledge or confirm the attack in Syria at the T4 base near the city of Homs. However, it appears that Israel shot down Iranian drone in Syria about a week ago.

On Feb. 10, an Iranian drone launched by a Revolutionary Guards Quds Force unit operating out of Syria's T4 air base, east of Homs in central Syria, was shot down with a missile from an Israeli Apache helicopter that was following it after it penetrated Israeli airspace.

Initial reports were that the Iranian drone was purely on a reconnaissance mission. But the official Israeli Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said Friday that the drone's flight path and Israel's "intelligence and operational analysis of the parts of the Iranian unmanned vehicle" indicated that "the aircraft was carrying explosives" and that its mission was "an act of sabotage in Israeli territory."

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