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August 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Israel Army Preparing for Possible Limited Ground Invasion of Syria (VIDEO)

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The IDF has been carrying out training exercises that include the possibility of a limited ground invasion into Syria. PHOTO: IDF Spokesperson.

The IDF has been carrying out training exercises that include the possibility of a limited ground incursion into Syria. PHOTO: IDF Spokesperson.

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for the possibility of a limited ground incursion into Syria in the case of massive rocket fire from the country falling on Israeli territory, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Sunday.

The IDF carried out a large division-scale exercise this past week in the Golan Heights which included the scenario, according to the report. The preparations are being made in response to the rise in power of radical Islamists in Syria and an understanding that the current calm on Israel’s northern front is more fluid than it appears to be and could change at any moment.

According to recent reports, some extremist elements in Syria may have gained control of chemical weapons stockpiles, and the IDF exercise included preparations for this possibility as well. However, Israel’s defense establishment has estimated that the chances of such a scenario materializing are very low.

Israel is also continuing its preparations for a possible wide-scale confrontation with Hezbollah. In recent years, the Iranian terror proxy’s plans have centered on carrying a future war into Israeli territory, and in response the IDF has practiced the evacuation of citizens and communities located near Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon.

Aside from the training, Israel has reportedly been carrying out operational strikes against targets in Syria to prevent weapons from being smuggled through that country to Hezbollah bases in southern Lebanon, but with limited success.

Additionally, according to Channel 2,  Iran’s role in the ongoing Syrian civil war is becoming more dominant and is transforming from mere assistance to the regime of Bashar al-Assad to a leadership role in fighting rebel forces. Evidence of this is the extensive involvement of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, responsible for terrorist operations outside of Iran, in the activities occurring on the Golan Heights.

Watch a video report on the IDF’s preparations below:

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  • John Doe Goy

    “Israel prepares to annex more territory, kill civilians” would be a more appropriate headline.

    • Naftali

      Funny you say that when there have been over 250K Syrians murdered right next door with over 3M refugees. Horrible atrocities committed. Yet, people like you just drone on with the same nonsense.

  • Matt

    I think we are going to Lebanon, via the Syrian/Lebanon border north of the litani and enter south of the litani. Only one reason, flying east to Tehran.

  • OSWALD dsouza

    Dear Editor,
    iran vision of destruction, yes it is, that how the ruling elite blind and blame everything on israel, this is a spiritual war,
    if read the bible the old testament in jeremiah cahp 49 v35 on u will read and know the regime change in it, and disbursement of irans to all the nation of the world, what the god israel did to jews at 70AD by the romans.The newyork times reporters i will not believe anything the mullahs or their handlers say, its like n korea or even the deceptive Prez Obama
    thanks oswald india

  • HP Benson

    Let the US politicians see this: A sliver of the fact that it is a question in Israel always of the basic existence of the State (of Israel). Let those who don’t know their history of the Mideast read it, and then the article above illustrating what I’ve said.