In a helpful turn of events for Ukraine, the Israeli Air Force destroyed an Iranian drone manufacturing plant Friday in an air strike in Syria.
Iranian drones have reportedly been used by the Russians to attack Ukraine in recent weeks with Iranian personnel allegedly training Russian forces on how to use them.
Israeli forces had slowed a recent string of attacks they had been conducting in Syria that had been coming almost weekly. The attack on the drone factory was the first such strike in a month. The drone plant operation was carried out to disrupt the Iranian manufacturing of arms that were reportedly being supplied to Hezbollah.
According to Newsmax, the factory that was targeted, “assembled unmanned vehicles whose parts were manufactured in Iran and then secretly shipped to Dimas in Southern Syria, according to news outlets Ynet and Haaretz.”
While the Israeli strike on the Syrian facility was done to protect Israel, the operation could help slow the relentless Iranian drone strikes that have been devastating Ukraine’s infrastructure for the past two weeks.