Three US officials are quoted by NBC TV as disclosing that the air strike Sunday night which killed two dozen Iranian soldiers near Hama and targeted arms recently delivered from Iran was carried out by Israeli F-15s. This was seen as the latest sign that Israel and Iran are moving closer to open warfare. The targeted arms were recently delivered from Iran to the base of Iran’s 47th Brigade and included surface-to-air missiles. The same US sources claimed that the second air strike on an Iranian base near Aleppo was the work of unidentified Syrian rebels. “On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now,” said one senior US official.