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December 11, 2016 / 11 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

ISIS Affiliated Syrians Fire on IDF Patrol on Golan Heights

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

A group of four armed men, reportedly connected to the Islamic State, opened fire across the Syrian border at an IDF patrol in the southern Golan Heights early Sunday.

Soldiers returned fire and killed the attackers, and Israeli fighter jets attacked targets inside Syria.

No injuries to Israeli forces were reported.

In addition, a mortar hit the area, but it is not clear if the shell landed on the Israeli or Syrian side of the border. IDF officials said they believe the incidents were part of the Syrian civil war and hit Israel in error.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement that “the IDF will not tolerate any violation of Israel’s sovereignty and will respond harshly to any attempt to violate it.”

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Hezbollah Sending More Fighters to Syria

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Hezbollah is sending more fighters from Lebanon into Syria, according to the Russian paper Izvestia.

At the moment, there are 5000 Hezbollah terrorists fighting for Assad in Syria, this latest batch raises that number to 7000, and the plan is for that number to soon go up to 10,000. These terrorist are part of a light division deployed on 4x4s, just like ISIS.

The move is in preparation for a crucial ground battle by Syria against the rebels in Aleppo. After Aleppo, they’ll move on to Idlib.

Hezbollah have taken a lot of casualties in Syrian fighting, and this could hopefully bring them more damage. The downside is that it also means more Hezbollah terrorists get real-world fighting experience which they’ll eventually use against Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Aleppo Hospitals Out of Commission

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

All the hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been “knocked out” of commission from bombings by Syrian government-aligned forces, according to reports. It may be either Syrian or Russian aircraft bombing the Syrian rebel controlled region.

Four hospitals have been bombed in the last 2 days.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some of the hospital were still operating, but civilians are afraid to use them in case they get targeted.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights at least 150 civilians have been killed in Aleppo in the past 5 days of air strikes, and hundreds more have been wounded.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hezbollah Shows Off American APCs in Syrian Military Parade

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Hezbollah really went all out to strut its stuff last week in the Syrian city of Qusayr, putting all of its super military hardware on display, including American-made M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs), according to international media.

Among the Soviet-made T-72 tanks, Russian Kornet anti-tank missiles, KS-12A anti-aircraft weapons and other ordnance, however, was the U.S.-produced military hardware. To date, it is estimated that over 80,000 M113s of all types have been produced and used by over 50 countries worldwide, making it one of the most widely used armored fighting vehicles of all time. The Military Channel’s Top Ten series named the M113 the most significant infantry vehicle in history.

The question is how Hezbollah obtained the APCs — and whether they are the same APCs that were given to the Lebanese Armed Forces by the United States. This past summer, the U.S. provided Beirut with 50 armored vehicles, 40 artillery pieces and 50 grenade launchers as part of an aid package intended to help defend Lebanon from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.

Thus far, the LAF and the State Department have denied that the APCs paraded by Hezbollah were taken from Beirut, adding they’re investigating the matter. But the entire issue of the parade is raising eyebrows: in the past, Hezbollah is has kept the details of its arsenal a well-guarded secret, although its Iranian benefactor is well known for parading its own military hardware down the main street of Teheran each year.

Nevertheless, Hezbollah is known to have approximately 100,000 rockets and missiles in its current arsenal, and it is believed that in the next war the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group could rain 1,500 to 2,000 missiles a day on Israeli towns and cities.

Hana Levi Julian

Mortar Hits Israeli Golan Heights

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A mortar launched from Syria landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights on Wednesday morning.

No one was injured, and the shell landed in an empty orchard.

The IDF responded and hit a Syrian army artillery position. The IDF said it “won’t accept any attempts to damage Israel’s sovereignty or security of its citizens. The IDF views the Syrian regime as being responsible for all actions in its territory.”

The shell may have been a stray mortar from the fighting in the Syrian civil war.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Ambassador Tells TV’s Posner Russian Weapons Could Fall into Hezbollah’s Hands

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Israel has no intention to interfere in the Syrian crisis, but it is concerned over the possibility of weapons falling into the hands of the Shi’ite terrorist militia Hezbollah, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz told the Pozner program on Russian TV’s Channel 1 on Monday.

Members of Hezbollah are fighting on the side of the Syrian government forces against the Western-backed rebels and ISIS.

Vladimir Pozner, who was born in Paris to a Russian Jewish father and a French Catholic mother, was the host for many years during the Cold War of the nightly “Radio Moscow News and Commentary” show on the North America Service, and was renowned for his signature greeting, “Thank you and good evening.” Since 2010 he’s been hosting the interview show “Pozner” on Russia’s Channel 1. He has a lively and unconstrained style of hosting, often firing poignant off-the-cuff remarks at his guests. He often comments on how the political or economic topics being discussed on his show could affect the common people in Russia.

“Israel has a principle: we do not interfere in regional crises, including in what is taking place in Syria,” the ambassador said, but added his government has two issues of concern regarding the situation in Syria:

“The first issue is the possibility of weapons leaks into the hands of Hezbollah through Syria or through Iran. We’re also concerned over the presence of Hezbollah on the Golan Heights. Just imagine, if both Russia and the Western countries leave Syria one day — we’ll stay there. Everyone else will leave and we’ll stay and it is very important for us to know how we’ll stay and who our new neighbors will be,” Heifetz said.

Regarding the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Ambassador Heifetz said, “Assad is the president of Syria. We have known this for many years. If you mean whom we support, I’ll answer directly: we do not support anyone in Syria. Syria must solve its issues and we must solve ours.”

Hezbollah (Party of God in Arabic) has been fighting on the side of the Syrian army since 2012.

JNi.Media

Russian Armada Enters Mediterranean En Route to Syria

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A Russian naval contingency led by the missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean, Russia’s Defense Minister General Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, according to a TASS report.

“Last week, our ship-borne air strike force led by the missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky made a passage through the eastern Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea. On October 27-29, support vessels replenished the naval group with all types of supplies to the required level,” Shoigu said, noting that the fact that “certain countries” refused to let his ships dock in their ports did not hinder the mission.

“We were especially surprised by the position of certain countries which under the pressure of the US and NATO said in public they denied the request of our warships to call at their ports.” Shoigu said. “This did not affect at all the schedule of their traffic along the planned route as they are provided with all the necessary resources,” he said, however, “It is time for our Western partners to determine against whom they are really fighting — the the terrorists or Russia.”

According to Shoigu, the Russian forces which will regroup at the Khmeimim Russian airbase south-east of the city of Latakia, and at the Tartus naval maintenance base, in Syria, are well provided for, with 2,000 tons of goods that are delivered to them daily.

The Russian Northern Fleet’s aircraft carrier group began its voyage to the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea on October 15. According to data of the Northern Fleet’s press office, the group comprises the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, the large antisubmarine warfare ships Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov, and support vessels.

JNi.Media

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