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September 30, 2018 9:24 am

Iranian-Backed Militias and Proxies May Be Planning Strike Against US Military

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. at the Pentagon on April 13, 2018. Photo: Department of Defense/Photo by US Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith. – Iranian-backed militias and proxies might be coordinating a strike against American military forces in the Middle East, according to a recent US intelligence assessment.

Three defense officials told CNN that these threats are within Syria and other parts of the region. “They all describe the potential threat as ongoing and worrisome,” according to the outlet. “However, they would not describe the specific intelligence that continues to be gathered.”

This development comes amid the Israel Defense Forces releasing ‎images on Thursday of Hezbollah facilities in ‎Lebanon’s capital, noting that they demonstrated the Shi’ite terrorist group ‎is trying to build weapon-production sites near the Beirut airport. ‎

In his address to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned about the Iranian threat, showing evidence gathered by the IDF of secret missiles in Lebanon.

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