Russia is widely believed to have agreed not to interfere with Israeli military action taken against Iranian forces and Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters in Syria.
Also slated for departure from southern Syria, according to the Observatory, are ISIS affiliates Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid.
Lavrov failed to mention that the original layout for the "de-escalation zone" at Israel's doorstep had been designed by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and authorized an Iranian military presence some three miles away from Israel's Golan Heights border.
Israel's Defense Ministry underlined Israel's view that the Iranian presence should be entirely eradicated from Syria, not only militarily.
Despite much speculation the circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear. Russia and Israel have not confirmed or denied the reports.
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The Iranian controlled Hezbollah is concerned by Saudi interference.
Dr. Eldad Pardo: Israel could be left with “no choice” but to recapture parts of Lebanon, should hostilities with Hezbollah reignite.
It is possible the UNDOF is evacuating due to the current tensions between Iran and its proxies, and Israel.
“We are facing a new reality where Iran is attacking Israel directly and trying to harm Israel’s sovereignty and territories.”
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The IDF carried out one of its biggest air operations in the last few decades.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted some of the missiles that were fired by Iran at Israel.
It is unbelievable, but 73 years after the Holocaust, there is a country in the Middle East, Iran, that is calling for the destruction of another six million Jews," Netanyahu told Putin.
“While Nasrallah portrays himself as the defender of the Lebanese people, he must understand that if he plays the Iranian card he will destroy his country.”
Russia, who, next to Iran, is the biggest beneficiary of the JCPOA deal, condemned the Trump move.
The IDF has deployed fully defensive measures on the Golan Height.
The Lebanese army has been deployed to try and restore the calm.
Hezbollah and its allies won in at least eight of the 15 redrawn voting districts. Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri said, "I extend my hand to everyone because I know Lebanon can be ruled only with all of its political elements."
The European Union said it had deployed election observers in all of Lebanon’s voting districts.
Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.
“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."
Casualties were reported by the Al Arabiya news network at the Iranian base that was alleged to have been hit.
After the crash, a second UAV of the Israel Air Force destroyed the crashed aircraft on the ground.
Hezbollah denied that Israel had carried out any raids on Syria’s borders. Other than to say it was “aware” of the reports, the IDF declined to comment.
The defense minister should probably devote more time to figuring out safe and expedient escape routes for the residents of northern Israel than to issue needlessly alarming messages.