Proving Iran was behind past drone attacks has been difficult - analysis

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Proving Iran was behind past drone attacks has been difficult - analysis
Israel and its allies need to find the drone's smoking gun in order to prove beyond doubt that Iran was behind the attack. This may prove difficult.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
AUGUST 1, 2021

Proving claims that Iran used drones to attack a ship off the coast of Oman, which killed two people, may be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has said Iran is absolutely behind the attack on the ship and that intelligence exists to prove it. The Foreign Ministry and diplomats are making a full-court press to hold Tehran accountable for the attack. The larger context of the attack is that Iran has been increasingly waging a drone battle across the region that targets US forces in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Tehran has not been held accountable to date.

Let’s look at what we know. Since 2016, the Houthis in Yemen have been increasing the range, destructive power and precision of their Iranian-backed Qasef drones. These kamikaze drones have GPS guidance and can fly autonomously with a preprogrammed path for some 150 km. They can carry up to 40 kg. of a warhead in their body, which is shaped like a tube.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/i...ne-attacks-has-been-difficult-analysis-675528
 
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