israel has been bombing Syria for nearly a decade, allegedly attempting to prevent Iran and affiliated Shia military groups, first of all — Hezbollah, from advancing their attacks against the Jewish state, as well as to hamper the transfer of advanced weapons to militia operating in the region.
According to the report, an interagency working group dealing with the threat of Iranian drones and precision-guided missiles toward Israel and other US allies convened for the first time three weeks ago, building on an April agreement by the two countries’ national security advisors Jake Sullivan and Meir Ben Shabbat.
The report said the American team was led by White House National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, and the Israeli team was led by deputy national security adviser Reuven Ezer, citing both senior US and Israeli officials who participated in the negotiations.
Citing Israeli sources, the outlet noted that the working group will continue to meet because the Biden administration considers the drone threat to US soldiers in the region to be a top priority and is concerned that as the technology spreads, the threat will only become worse.
In May, Israel shot down a drone as it neared Israeli airspace in the northeastern city of…