Surprise: Turkey aided Israel in Syria airstrike

By WND Staff

Turkey provided key intelligence that aided in the reported air strike on Syria today, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The Obama administration has confirmed that Israeli warplanes struck the Syrian military base.

Israel has so far refused to comment.

According to the informed Middle Eastern security officials, the target included Iskandar, cruise and other anti-aircraft missiles and launchers that could be transferred to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.

Separately, a Jordanian intelligence source told WND that Turkey and Israel have compiled a list of Syrian targets that could be hit in the coming months in a joint effort to weaken the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Israel-Turkey cooperation may be surprising to some in light of a reported major diplomatic row between the two countries. According to the Washington Post, the Turkish government disclosed to Iran the identities of 10 Iranian spies who were meeting inside Turkey with the Israeli Mossad.

The Post claimed the disclosures marked a significant setback in Israel’s efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

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