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 »
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 »
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.
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Hezbollah’s shows US made APCs in first-ever military parade on foreign soil, held in the Syrian city of Qusayr.
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 »
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-Nahar. The 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 »
A recent U.S. report indicates Iran has established intelligence stations in several areas in the Middle East, including Syria’s Golan Heights.
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 »
US & Mideast officials fear Iran may be trying take possession of uranium stockpile left over from Syria’s nuclear program.
Nuclear experts in the US and Middle East have raised concerns about the security of up to 50 metric tons of unenriched uranium in Syria, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
Such a stockpile could be a vital resource to building a nuclear bomb and could have disastrous implications if seized by Iran.
Syria’s Assad with Iran’s Ahmadinejad. – Photo: Reuters
Not much is known about the Syrian nuclear program, and the country denied ever having had one. Continue Reading »