Last Thursday, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported that Israeli jets had broken the sound barrier flying over northern Syria before heading back to Israel. Today, the Military.com reports that Israel's air force may have been testing an air path to Iran.
The corridor of northern Syria over which the aircraft allegedly flew is the closest straight line from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran. Military.com quotes the Israeli analyst Ephraim Inbar as saying that Israel wants to let the Americans to do the attacking. If left alone, Inbar says, the Israeli military is preparing to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat. Flying over northern Syria could have been a part of that, he added.