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IRGC commander killed in airstrike smuggling weapons into Syria

The airstrike killing a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border came mere days after Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist was assassinated in Tehran and blamed on Israel’s Mossad by Iranian leaders.

By REUTERS

 

BAGHDAD – An airstrike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday.

They could not confirm the identity of the commander, who they said was killed alongside three other men traveling in a vehicle with him.

Vehicle allegedly used by Hezbollah targeted by drone near Syria-Lebanon border.

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REPORT: Five Iranian-backed militiamen killed in Syria during airstrikes

While Syrian officials were quick to accuse Israel of executing the airstrike, the IDF has yet to confirm or even comment on the event.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Syrian air defenses intercepted missiles over the southern region of the country on Monday near Damascus, state television cited a Syrian military source as saying. The source accused Israel as being behind the attacks.

The strikes reportedly killed five Iranian-backed militiamen, including three of non-Syrian nationalities according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Rampage missile fired from an IAF fighter jet. – Photo: IAI

Initially, the state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying that at least two people were killed, and seven injured. Continue Reading »

Attributed to Israel: 14 pro-Iranian militiamen killed in Syria

Although the Syrian state media did not report this third airstrike in less than a week, a Britain-based Syria observer NGO reported Israel was most likely behind this latest attack that killed 14 Iraqi & Iranian militia combatants on Tuesday.

By AFP

 

Overnight strikes on positions held by Iranian-backed militias and their allies in eastern Syria killed 14 fighters, a war monitor said on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the strikes in the desert near the town of Mayadin, which came minutes after Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli strikes over the north of the country, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Continue Reading »

7 killed in 2nd airstrike in Syria blamed on Israel within a week 

Initial reports claimed that at least four Iranian militants we killed after the Syrian air defense systems were activated.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

At least four Iranian militants and three civilians were killed and another four people were wounded, including a child, after Syrian air defense systems were activated in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus area from Lebanese airspace early Monday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The attack marks the second airstrike in Syria blamed on Israel in the past week.

The civilian deaths and injuries were caused after shrapnel from Israeli missiles hit homes in the towns of Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya in the Damascus area, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA. Continue Reading »

Day after Iran threatens Israel, 4 Iranians, 3 Syrians killed in airstrike on weapon depot

Day after Iran threatens [Zionist] “regime”, 7 militants are killed when the IDF allegedly destroyed more Iranian ammunition depots in the Damascus area; Israel’s PM Netanyahu comments: ‘Maybe it was the Belgian air force.’

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that he did not know anything about the alleged Israeli attack that target the Damascus area on Thursday, adding that maybe it was “the Belgian air force.”

“I don’t what happened last night,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Radio Haifa on Friday, as quoted by channel 12. “Maybe it was the Belgian air force.”

Having witnessed repeated military opposition to Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, Iran has defiantly increases its presence and maintains the transfer of precision missile technology to Hezbollah, leaving PM Netanyahu to say, “Iran has no immunity, anywhere.”

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Report: 3 non-Syrian soldiers killed in IDF airstrike south of Damascus

Britain-based NGO reports airstrike on Iranian positions south of Damascus that killed at least three foreign pro-regime combatants, likely Iranian, was executed by “hostile missiles” coming from Israel.
– IDF: ‘Israel does not comment on reports in foreign media.’

By Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP

 

Israeli airstrikes in Syria overnight killed at least three fighters aligned with the Assad regime, a monitor organization reported Monday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday night’s
attack hit Syrian regime and Iranian positions south of Damascus, killing at least three foreign pro-regime fighters.

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EXPOSED: Israeli intel firm reveals secret Iranian underground armory

The construction of an Iranian underground missiles warehouse on the Iraq-Syria border has been identified via satellite imagery by an independent Israeli intelligence company.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Iran is building a tunnel to store missiles in eastern Syria, near the border with Iraq, according to satellite imagery revealed by Israeli intelligence company “ImageSat” on Tuesday.

Israeli intel firm ImageSat Intl. reveals secret Iranian underground armory. – Photo: Twitter @ImageSat Intl.

According to the report released by the company, the tunnel is being used to store missiles and long-range weapons and is located at Imam Ali Air Force Base.

The tunnel is estimated to be approximately 121 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and 4 meters deep. Continue Reading »

Iranian targets in Syria struck in overnight retaliatory operation

IDF reports ‘dozens’ of Iranian militia targets in Syria were struck in an overnight IDF operation by Israeli warplanes over Damascus, in retaliation for multiple rockets fired by Iranian proxies a day earlier.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The Israeli military said that it had successfully struck over a “dozen” targets in Syria overnight Wednesday in retaliation for Iranian proxy fire a day earlier.

Syria state media reported that at least two were killed in the Israeli attack.

The strikes on Israeli territory early Tuesday morning, which was blamed on Iranian military forces, were reportedly intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Continue Reading »

Under threat of personal safety, Kurdish parents bring child to Israeli hospital

Coming from Iraqi Kurdistan, a Kurdish mom says they were “not hostages in the hospital,” and they ventured out to see the country, including touring Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and even going to pray on the Temple Mount.

B7 MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

After being bombed and attacked by both the Turkish Army and its allied Free Syrian Army Forces in Afrin last year, Aram (name changed for security reasons) and her family – Kurds who were native to northern Syria – were forced to flee to Iraqi Kurdistan, much like the hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have recently become refugees due to the Turkish military operation. Continue Reading »

ANOTHER strike on Iranian controlled crossing in Syria days before opening

Having witnessed repeated military opposition to Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq, Iran has defiantly increased its presence and maintains the transfer of precision missile technology to Hezbollah, leaving PM Netanyahu to say, “Iran has no immunity, anywhere.”

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

 

Syrian air defenses responded to an alleged airstrike on the Iraq-Syrian border town of Albukamal just after midnight on Saturday. It is the latest of several airstrikes reported in the same vicinity that are alleged to have struck Iranian-backed groups or bases linked to Iran. Albukamal is a key strategic crossing between Iraq and Syria and could be conduit for weapons trafficking from Iranian-backed groups to Hezbollah or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Saudi, Israeli forces attack pro-Iran Quds force on Syria/Iraq border

An unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic writes, “Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets, that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias.”

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have been blamed for recent air strikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in the Albukamal area of Syria near the border with Iraq, according to Arab media. The attacks resulted in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of weapon storage facilities and rocket launchers.

“Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias,” said an unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic. Continue Reading »

Israel suspected of airstrikes on Iranian militia near Iraq-Syria border

Arab media outlets reports “Unidentified warplanes” struck installations belonging to the Popular Mobilization Unit, an Iranian proxy Shiite militia in the Al Bukamal region of eastern Syria early this morning; one Iraqi news channel accuses Israel of being behind the attacks.

By i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

“Unidentified warplanes” struck Shiite militia targets in the Al Bukamal region of eastern Syria early Tuesday morning, Arab media outlets reported.

According to the reports, the airstrikes were carried out near the Iraqi border and targeted the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units.

One Iraqi news channel pointed to Israel as the perpetrator of one of the attacks. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Trump and the battle to end Iran’s cash flow to Hezbollah

With Hezbollah’s annual budget of nearly $1 billion, the sanctions that the Trump administration issued this year against the Shite organization’s money men, as well as Iran, have caused such a devastating economic crisis it forced Nasrallah to declare “economic jihad” about six months ago.
– Since Hezbollah is the 2nd-largest employer in Lebanon, after the government, can Hezbollah’s funds be cut off without affecting the entire Lebanese economy?

By Yoav Limor

 

In a picture that could have been taken from a PR notice for the series “Narcos,” a man who knows the good life is sitting on a pile of dollar bills, a cigar in hand, looking like he’s enjoying himself. Continue Reading »

Report: Amid paralyzing sanctions, Hezbollah readying for war with Israel

The Daily Beast reports three Hezbollah commanders admitted how salaries for combatants have been halved, but the terror group is still strong militarily and talked about preparing for the next war, “The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front. We will fire the first shot this time,” said one commander.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Hezbollah’s commanders, hurting from sanctions on Iran, are preparing for war with Israel, the Daily Beast reported.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Hezbollah’s “Commander Samir” (not his real name), who commands 800 terrorists on the Israel-Lebanon border, said: “The sanctions now have us preparing for dealing with the Israeli front. Continue Reading »

Israel TVnews: Israel finds new Iranian precision missile factory in Syria

Having had their previous factory destroyed in 2018 by an IAF attack in Syria, Israel TV12 News reports Iran has constructed a new factory for the production of precision missile.
– The White House vows to remain ‘relentless’ to deter Tehran’s missile program.

By i24NEWS

 

Iran has built a new precision missile factory in Syria in the same area where Israeli airstrikes destroyed a previous one last year, Channel 12 reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Israel discovered that the factory was built in the outskirts of Latakia, a port city located near the Russian Khmeimim Air Force base. Continue Reading »