Syrian opposition activists in the UK have reported unidentified aircraft destroyed targets immediately prior to missile launch by pro-Iranian militias in eastern Syria, killing 18 in an area where Iran is allegedly building its largest military base to date in the war-torn country.
By Daniel Salami
Israeli military said pro-Iranian militias in Syria made a fail attempt to launch missiles into Israel shorty before they’d been attacked by warplanes in a village bordering Iraq.
Iran launches rocket – Photo: Ynet [unattributed]
Syrian opposition activists on Monday said at least 18 people have been killed in an aerial attack targeting pro-Iranian militias in the town of Al Bukamal in eastern Syria. Continue Reading »
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BREAKING: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirms multiple strikes against Iranian targets southeast of Damascus based on Israeli intelligence reports of impending planned attack on northern Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
IDF fighter jets recently targeted a number of terror targets in Aqraba, Syria, southeast of Damascus.
The IDF has confirmed multiple strikes against Iranian targets outside Damascus following Intelligence that Iran was planning to launch armed drones at northern Israel.
The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last few days. Continue Reading »
Israeli satellite imaging firm contends Iran’s ‘land bridge’ is under attack, assessing how Iran’s strategic route from Tehran to the Mediterranean for the transfer of Iranian weapons to groups like Hezbollah in Syria or Lebanon can no longer be completed with impunity.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
One day after another mysterious explosion rocked arms depots belonging to Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq, Israeli satellite imaging firm ImageSat International (ISI) claimed that Iran’s land bridge to Syria and Lebanon is under attack.
Iran’s land bridge to Syria and Lebanon is under attack by Israel – Google Maps, isi
According to the assessment released on Thursday, three sites with storage hangers in the Baghdad area have been attacked in the last month. Continue Reading »
Following a report on Tuesday by Israel’s Foreign Minister announcing IDFs involvement in the US-led naval operation to neutralize the “Iranian threat” in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Defense Ministry warned of “disastrous consequences” should it be true.
Iran’s Defense Ministry warned on Thursday that any Israeli involvement in a US-led naval operation into the Strait of Hormuz would have “disastrous consequences” for the region.
The warning comes as Washington ramps up pressure on the Islamic Republic following a string of incidents that have stirred tensions in the Gulf, including Tehran’s capture of a UK oil tanker last month and the downing of US drone over the Strait of Hormuz earlier in the summer. Continue Reading »
Responding to threats from an Iranian parliamentarian, PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Tehran from Israel’s Nevatim Air Force base that Israel’s battled-tested F-35i “Adir” jets can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran.
By HERB KEINON, ANNA AHRONHEIM
Tehran should remember that Israel’s air force can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday after visiting a F-35 squadron at the Nevatim Air Force base.
“Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said in a video clip he posted, standing in front of an F-35 “Adir” plane. “It is worthwhile for them to remember that these plans can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria. Continue Reading »
Amid heightened tensions shortly after Iran announced it breached nuclear deal by crossing uranium limits, Mojtaba Zolnour, the chief of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee threatens the Jewish State saying, “If the US attacks us, only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan.”
By Reuters , Israel Hayom Staff
Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the semiofficial Mehr news agency.
Weeks of tensions culminated last month when US President Donald Trump’s last-minute decision to call off planned strikes on Iran after Tehran downed a US drone. Continue Reading »
IAF allegedly destroyed an Iranian missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf on Saturday using Israel’s advanced capability missile, the supersonic Rampage.
BY ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported.
Israel allegedly struck a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in a Syrian base in the country’s Masyaf on Saturday and satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) showed the complete destruction of the factory.
“The main industrial structures were completely destroyed, including the main hangar and the adjacent three production hangers and buildings. Continue Reading »
The top German newspaper on Tuesday called for Berlin to end being oil importer, trade partner and ally with the Islamic republic, arguing, Germany can not be a partner when “Iran’s leaders, again and again, call for the ‘extermination’ of Israel.”
By Israel Hayom Staff
A top German newspaper on Tuesday called on the government in Berlin to suspend all trade ties with Iran over its terrorism and its repeated called for Israel’s annihilation.
In an article in Germany’s most widely read daily newspaper Bild, Julian Roepcke, the paper’s foreign news editor, argued that Iran’s missile strikes in Syria this weekend “under the auspices of the ‘war on terror’ might sound good, but the opposite is true. Continue Reading »
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian-backed Shiite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan were brought in to Syria to attack Israel and “convert” Syria’s Sunni majority, warnings of “endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries.”
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.
Hezbollah recruits salute
Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of airstrikes in Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah fighters or to Iranian military deployments, who have been helping the Syrian regime beat back the seven-year-long rebellion. Continue Reading »
According to a Russian media report, Foreign Minister Lavrov said Putin’s government is prepared to back Israeli demands that Iranian and Iranian-backed forces (Hezbollah) be kept away at least 37 miles from the Israeli frontier, in the hopes of avoiding further confrontations between their military and Israel’s.
By David Rosenberg
Iran’s allies are mulling limitations on Revolutionary Guard activity in Syrian territory, and may have already begun blocking Iranian access to military facilities in the hopes of avoiding future confrontations with Israel.
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, suggested Monday afternoon that his country would accept Israel’s demand that Iranian forces not occupy positions close to the Israeli border. Continue Reading »
– Russian Defense Ministry: Israeli jets struck Iranian targets with at least 28 planes that fired some 60 missiles.
– Israel: Israel Air Force attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.
By Reuters, Alexandra Lukash, Elior Levy
Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday that Syria had shot down more than half of the missiles fired at it overnight by Israel, RIA news agency reported.According to the report, the Israeli strike was carried out by 28 planes which fired at least 60 missiles, including 10 surface-to-surface missiles.
Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011. Continue Reading »
IDF command orders all northern Golan Heights communities to unlock bomb shelters, deploys Iron Dome batteries to protect Golan Heights residents and activates reservist forces to compliment northern units.
– US Embassy urges American officials to avoid traveling to northern Golan Heights.
Reuters, Ynet reporters
The IDF went on high alert for a possible flare-up with neighboring Syria on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
The IDF said that, after identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces. Continue Reading »
Since there’s only one real military power opposing Iran’s dreams of hegemony in the region, so understandably, there’s one reason for Iran to produce so many ground-to-ground missiles, and that was only made possible by Obama’s removal of international oversight, according to Iran’s Brigadier General, Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
By Israel Today Staff
There can be only one real target.
While Iran has many enemies in the Middle East, none but Israel poses any real military obstacle to Tehran’s dreams of hegemony.
With that in mind, Iran’s government-controlled Fars news agency reported on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has tripled its production of missiles. Continue Reading »
According to Channel 10news, US and Israel’s intelligence services reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to counter all Iranian threats, from their nuclear program to terrorism.
By Gary Willig
Israel and the United States signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate to counter the Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile threat, according to a report by Channel 10 News.
According to the report, the MOU was signed on December 12 at the White House following discussions between Israeli and US intelligence officials.
Netanyahu and Trump meet. – Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO
Channel 10 reporter Barak Ravid reported that the Israeli delegation during the talks which preceded the agreement was led by National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabat, while the American team was led by US National Security Adviser H.R. Continue Reading »