Report: Iran transferred weapons into Syria under cover of earthquake aid flights

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran has transported weapons and military equipment into Syria on flights bringing in humanitarian aid after February’s devastating earthquake, it was reported Wednesday.

Nine Syrian, Iranian, Israeli and Western sources told the Reuters news agency that the weaponry was to ‘buttress Iran’s defenses against Israel in Syria,’ as well as to bolster Syrian President Bashar Assad, a key ally of Tehran.

The report said the equipment included advanced communications equipment and radar batteries, as well as spare parts required for an upgrade of Syria’s air defense system that was provided by Tehran.

Reuters said that its sources for the report included Western intelligence officials, sources close to the Iranian and Israeli leadership, a Syrian military defector and a serving Syrian officer…”

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