IDF: Russia helping Syria spy on Israel


Russia is transmitting intelligence on Israel to Syria and Hezbollah, an Israeli intelligence official said.

Col. Ram Dor, the IDF’s chief of information security, said Russian spy ships are docking in Syrian waters, and that Russians are working at hi-tech eavesdropping stations in Syria, near the Golan Heights, Israel’s daily Yediot Achronot reported.


“My assessment is that their facilities cover most of the state of Israel’s territory,” Dor said, according to a citation of the report in Reuters. “So if the Russians help the Syrians get information, and the Syrians constantly pass it on to Hezbollah, it is a reasonable supposition that the information gathered by the Russians also reaches Hezbollah’s hands.”


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