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BREAKING: Iran’s Qods Force fires 20 rockets toward Israel

SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT

Iran’s Qods Force stationed in Syria fired barrage of 20 rockets toward the Israeli part of the Golan Heights.
• Israel Police: No injuries or damages reported.
• IDF: Residents are requested to remain in protected spaces

By Elad Benari

 

The Iranian Qods Force fired a barrage of 20 rockets at IDF forward posts on the Golan Heights around midnight on Wednesday night.

A number of rockets were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system. No injuries were reported.

“The IDF views this event with great severity and remains prepared for a wide variety of scenarios,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Continue Reading »

Syrian airstrike by IDF was direct reprisal for Iran’s launching drone on Israel

Israel’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last week, that also killed Iranian officers, was Israel’s first direct engagement after Iran ‘changed the rules’ when Iranian soldiers launched an armed drone to Israel from Syria’s T-4 airbase
– IDF official: Israel is now in direct conflict with Iran, no longer fighting through proxies.

By David Rosenberg

 

A senior Israeli military official confirmed that Israel’s air force was responsible for last week’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last Monday, adding that the conflict between Israel and Iran had entered a new phase of direct confrontation.

Last Monday, combat aircraft bombed Syria’s T-4 airbase, killing 14 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed. Continue Reading »

Former Syrian General tells Europeans: Hezbollah has Chemical Weapons

According to General al-Saqit, in Paris he warned European government representatives that, “The Syrian army and the militias supporting it carry out daily attacks on the [civilian] population, which uses chlorine gas. Only yesterday there was such an attack.”

By GIDEON KOUTS / MAARIV

 

Iran is building and testing short- to medium-range missiles armed with chemical warheads in Syria, former Syrian general Zuhair al-Saqit told [The Jerusalem Post‘s sister publication] Maariv. Al-Saqit, who heads the Center for the Detection and Monitoring of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Belgium, also said that Iran’s Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah is in possession of chemical weapons, mostly handed to it by the Assad regime in order to hide their existence from international monitors. Continue Reading »

Fox News: Iran’s new military base in Syria stores missiles for attacking Israel

Mere months since Israel reportedly destroyed an Iranian military base south of Syria’s capital, Fox News published a set of satellite images depicting a new military base northwest of Damascus, reportedly operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards, with newly constructed warehouses, stockpiling missiles able to ‘strike all of Israel.’

By Ynet

 

Iran has gained another foothold in Syria by establishing a permanent military base outside Damascus, according to a report by Fox News, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s repeated warnings that Israel will not allow any Iranian military entrenchment in the war-torn country.Western intelligence officials, the report says, say that the base contains hangars used to stockpile missiles “capable of hitting all of Israel.”

New Iranian base reported in Syria – Photo: ImageSat International: Fox News

Satellite pictures taken by ImageSat International show what appears to be a new Iranian base located approximately 12 kilometers northwest of Damascus which is believed to be operated by the Quds Force—the special operations arm of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Continue Reading »

Israeli Jets Deliver Devastating Response to Syria After IAF’s F-16 Shot Down

Syrian intelligence agencies left flabbergasted after many covert, secret military installations were destroyed by Israeli jets that retaliated, hitting targets in 4 Iranian & 8 Syrian bases after an IAF F-16 was downed over the Galilee.

By Israel Today Staff

 

That sparked a full day of devastating Israeli aerial assaults on Iranian and Syrian military installations.

According to IDF officials, four Iranian and eight Syrian bases were hit, including Syria’s main command and control bunker.

Many of those installations were covert in nature.

“They, and we, know what we hit and it will take them some time to digest, understand, and ask how Israel knew how to hit those sites,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio. Continue Reading »

Northern Israel on alert after IAF jet hit following Iranian targets destroyed in Syria

Special Security Report

Air raid sirens activated in Israel’s Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, warning residents of potential incoming rocket strikes following IDF destroying an enemy drone and then its Iranian command & control base in Syria.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM, BECKY BROTHMAN

 

In a major flare up on Israel’s northern border, Israel carried out a large-scale attack against Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in the war-torn country after an Israeli F-16 crashed during operations to strike Iranian targets in Syria early Saturday morning.

The operation, which was carried out by eight Israeli jets, struck 12 targets in Syria including thee Syrians SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries and four Iranian targets near the town of Kiswah, which is home to Syria’s 1st armored division and part of the Islamic Republic’s buildup in Syria. Continue Reading »

Assad’s threats ignored: Iranian base in Syria hit by multiple missiles, assumed Israeli

Reports by Syrian media say that the target of another “Israeli aggression” was an Iranian base in the Jamaraya region.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles targeting an Iranian base west of the capital of Damascus, Syrian state media said Wednesday.

Describing it as “a new Israeli aggression,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said Israeli fighter jets flying in Lebanese airspace fired a number of missiles towards the area of Jamraya research center targeting an Iranian base.

Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, North-West of Damascus – Google Maps

“This blatant aggression comes in the context of desperate attempts to raise the morale of terrorist organizations that are falling apart” read a statement by the Syrian army, adding that dozens of field and intelligence reports confirm the close link between the Israeli enemy entity and the terrorist organizations in Syria.”

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While a number of missiles did hit their intended targets, several others were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses, the report said. Continue Reading »

Kuwaiti Report: All Syrian targets hit by IDF jets were Iranian military facilities

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, all the sites allegedly targeted by Israel Air Force jets have one major common factor, including the factories located within civilian areas: They are all Iranian military facilities built in Syria since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV

 

In recent months, Israel struck Iranian military factories in Syria, including factories located within civilian industrial areas, according to a report published Saturday by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

The newspaper cited intelligence sources and military experts to shed light on attacks attributed to the Israeli Air Force in Syria in recent months. Continue Reading »

President Trump shares Netanyahu’s concerns preventing Iranian presence in Syria

A White House official reports how President Trump’s administration shares in PM Netanyahu’s trepidation over a permanent Iranian presence in Syria and plans to prevent it from materializing.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration shares Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s concerns over Iran’s presence in southern Syria, and is working with Israel to prevent it, a White House official told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

Netanyahu seemed to question that commitment over the weekend in Paris, outlining to reporters his opposition to a ceasefire agreement negotiated among Russia, Jordan and the US holding in southwestern Syria since July 11. Continue Reading »

Iran leased military airfield from Syria, now negotiating land and sea bases

Israel’s Defense Minister Lieberman officially confirmed in an interview that Iran is pumping $800 million annually into Hezbollah, and said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard/Hezbollah, financed by Iran, are trying to establish military bases inside Syria that would threaten Israel.

By Alex Fishman

 

Iran has  leased a military airfield from the Syrian government in the center of the country in order to station fighter aircraft. Iran is also negotiating with the Syrians to establish a land base for Shiite militiamen and a port in the city of Tartus.

Hezbollah’s shows US made APCs in first-ever military parade on foreign soil, held in the Syrian city of Qusayr.

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Report: Iran flexing its regional muscles having Hezbollah & Syria attack Israel

Israel TV10 reports Iran as having instructed the Hezbollah & Syria to provoke conflict on northern border, as a ploy to increase Iran’s regional influence.

By Israel Hayom Staff & Reuters

 

Iran has recently increased its pressure on Hezbollah and Syria to carry out attacks on the Israel-Syria and Israel-Lebanon borders, Channel 10 News reported Tuesday.

Israeli military forces move along the Syrian border [Archive] – Photo: Reuters

Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij, who is also deputy commander of the Syrian armed forces, met his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan on Tuesday, in Tehran.

The rare visit was aimed at “strengthening coordination and cooperation between the two armies … especially in the face of terrorism and common challenges in the region,” the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said. Continue Reading »

Report: Assad & Family now in Iran

 

Daily Lebanese newspaper reports President Bashar al-Assad & his family safely arrived in Tehran for talks on a possible U.S.-U.K. Strike.

By Gil Ronen

 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and members of his family are in Tehran, after they arrived at Homeini Airport in the presidential plane Tuesday night, sources in Iran’s foreign ministry told the website of Lebanese newsaper a-NaharThe news did not receive confirmation from other official sources.

Assad on state television channel Al-Ikhbariya – AFP photo

Daily newspaper Israel Hayom, which cites the report, notes that a-Nahar is considered close to Hezbollah as well as to the leadership in Syria and Iran. Continue Reading »

Iranians mourn their slain Revolutionary Guard General

 

Iranian clergyman compares slain Iranian General to Hezbollah’s slain commander, Imad Mughniyeh

Syrian Free Army accuses Israel of Shateri’s death by a reported bombing in Syria 2 weeks ago.

By The Associated Press, Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Prominent Iranian politicians and clerics led mourners at a funeral Thursday for a senior commander of the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards who was killed this week while traveling from Syria to Lebanon, local media reported.

The exact details surrounding Iranian General Hassan Shateri’s death are still unclear. – Photo: AP

The semiofficial Fars news agency identified the slain commander as Gen.

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Iran’s building militias in Syria as a foothold for when Assad falls

Senior U.S. & Arab sources quoted by the Washington Post report Iran & its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, already have 50,000 soldiers inside Syria to support Assad’s regime, but also to ensure an Iranian foothold in Syria in case Assad should fall.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

As concerns grow in Israel and the West, Iran appears to be preparing for the likely fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to The Washington Post, Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, have established a network of militias across the crumbling Syria in efforts to protect Iranian interests in the event that the regime falls.

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Iran Spying on Israel from Golan Heights

A recent U.S. report indicates Iran has established intelligence stations in several areas in the Middle East, including Syria’s Golan Heights.

By Elad Benari

 

Iran has been establishing signals intelligence stations in several parts of the Middle East, including the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S.-based World Tribune reports.

The Defense Department has indicated that one of the intelligence stations was established in the Golan Heights, close to Syria’s border with Israel, the report said.

The Pentagon’s counter-terrorist support office said the stations were established by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps together with Tehran’s leading ally, Syria, according to the World Tribune. Continue Reading »