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September 5, 2016 12:33 pm

Iranian Report: Assad Forces, Hezbollah Coordinating Large-Scale Operation on Israel Border in Golan Heights

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Israeli uav drone downed in Quneitra by Syrian Army. Photo: Alchetron.

Israeli uav drone downed in Quneitra by Syrian Army. Photo: Alchetron.

The Syrian army and Lebanon-based Iranian proxy terrorist organization Hezbollah are coordinating a large-scale “anti-terrorism” operation in southern Syria, near the border with Israel in the Golan Heights, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars reported on Monday.

According to the report, the purpose of the operation is to “end militancy” in the area adjacent to the border.

Anonymous “sources” quoted in the report said, “Hezbollah has deployed a large number of its forces at the Quneitra passage, which has connected the Syrian territories to the occupied Golan.”

Fars is aligned with the regime of Islamic Republic, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad against rebel forces — among them ISIS — in the country’s raging civil war. It claimed that late last month,

Fatah al-Sham (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in Syrian Army troops’ attacks on their centers in Quneitra.

Syrian army men targeted gatherings and concentration centers Fatah al-Sham near the village of Um Batna South of al-Ba’ath town, killing several terrorists and destroying three vehicles carrying a number terrorists and large volume of weapons and ammunition.

On Sunday, as Reuters reported, the IDF confirmed that it had retaliated against “errant mortar fire” from Syria that hit the Israeli side of Golan Heights. The mortar fire caused no Israeli casualties. IAF jets responded by targeting “cannons of the Syrian regime.”

As The Algemeiner reported in July, though the IDF defines the Syrian border as “stable” — despite a number of incidents of stray fire and mortar-landings — Israel is bracing itself for the “day after” a diplomatic arrangement is reached in Syria.

According to the report, Israel’s assessment is that after the warring sides in Syria achieve understandings, jihadists will turn their attention to and aim their fire at Israel. This possibility was behind a series of drills conducted by the IDF’s Golani Brigade along the Syrian and Lebanese borders earlier in the summer to train for combat against ISIS and Hezbollah terrorists, against which the Israeli military fought a war in Lebanon 10 years ago.

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  • What better time to attack Israel.

  • Looks like some of that 400 million paid to Iran is being put to the use of expanded terror attacks just as many thought it would be. The world has certainly become a much more unstable and dangerous place in the past 7+ years of this Administration. If there was ever a clearer picture for voting for change of leadership in the coming election, look no further than Syria and the Golan.

    • Ted

      Do you know how many USA aircraft carriers are off the coast of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordon, Israel and Greece?

  • Bet

    Thanks God, for F35( God Bless USA, God Bless Northrop Grumman & Lockheed Martin)

  • nat cheiman

    A really good spanking awaits Hezbollah and Iranian forces.

  • Bruce Gardner

    The timing may not be unconnected to the fact that pro-Shia Obama is on the way out. He has been at best spineless and, at worst an enemy of Israel, a friend to the forces of chaos.

    With the uncertainty of a new president, the Assad-Hezbollah alliance knows that it has until January to press home any attack on Israel, knowing that Obama will do nothing to help,

    • zadimel

      Bruce Gardner: You are bit short on the facts by calling Obama is “pro-Shia,” “an enemy of Israel,” “spineless,” ” a friend to the forces of chaos,” and the misguided view that “Obama will do nothing to help.” Obama has provided Israel with the largest amount of American military aid in US history! Over $3 billion per year has supplied the IDF to have the latest technologies and weapons available. In addition, more than $600 million has been added to further develop the Iron Dome anti-missile system,which has already saved the lives of many Israelis,who live under the threat of Hamas’ rockets. The Jewish state has purchased from the US bunker busting bombs,F-35 fighters,and has cooperated with the US in the development the Arrow and David’s Sling missile systems. Israel has also been authorized to us the billion dollars worth of US military equipment stored in the Jewish State. I could go on and on,but you get the idea.

  • Iran is preparing to show its true colors again. Islam rules that land and it has become the pariah of the world. Arab states fear a Iran armed with nukes but more dangerous is Iran armed with an Islamic agenda that they want to infect the world with. When the Islamic wars start they will be started by Iran against their Sunni Neighbors. No one is safe from Iran least of all Obama and his fellow traitors.

  • near the border with Israel in the Golan Heights,

    Correct expressions should be “ ..on the Golan Heights“

  • william spencer

    Israel must use any means necessary to safeguard it’s people so that the term “never again” has a whole new and very clear meaning.

  • ART

    Remember one of Obama?hillarys’ first acts was to re establish diplomatic relations with assad. They told us that assad was westernized a partner for peace and Israel should abandon the Golan. Then of course Obama the artist drew lines in the sand There will be a concerted war on Israel the only question is how soon

  • Israel will do what it has always had to do,to defend it’s citizens regardless of a biased world eager to fault her for anything and everything yet Never praising her for her humanitarianism as in TIKUN OLAM which it has displayed so many many times. Never once did the New York Times report on the fully equipped field hospital along with doctors and nurses when that devastating earthquake shook Haiti to it;s core but let an errant Israeli shell hit an Arab house resulting in casualties, That’s Headline news !


  • brenrod

    Israel should try to make sure that day “after” never arrives, a contnuing conflict is best for Israel