US official says Iran transferred radar system to Syria
CNN / Elise Labott and Pam Benson

A U.S. official confirms a report that Iran has transferred a sophisticated defensive radar system to Syria.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the transfer on Thursday, citing Israeli and U.S. sources. The article quoted the sources as saying the radar in Syria could limit Israel's ability to launch a surprise attack against Iran's nuclear facilities and increase the accuracy of Hezbollah's missiles, while bolstering the group's defenses.

The Israeli military, in a statement to CNN, warned about extensive and growing military cooperation between Iran and Syria, saying that Iran "considers both Syria and Hezbollah to be integral parts of its deterrent and advance warning capabilities.

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