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    Israel/Iran 2018 opening act getting closer

    The Jerusalem Post
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    BREAKING Netanyahu: Iran must completely withdraw from Syria http://dlvr.it/QXZ1Z2



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    Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border
    The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria.
    By Herb Keinon
    June 17, 2018 12:26

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    IDF intel chief: Iran determined to maintain strike capability from Syria
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    Khamenei: Israel illegitimate, referendum should decide fate of Palestine

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting, June 17, 2018.

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting, June 17, 2018.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

    Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout Syria, and not only along the Syrian-Israeli border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend.

    Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke with both men and discussed the region with an emphasis on Syria.

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    The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria.

    “First of all, Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria,” he said.

    “Second, we will take action – and are already taking action – against efforts to establish a militarily presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria both close to the border and deep inside Syria. We will act against these efforts anywhere in Syria," he said.
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    Khamenei: Israel illegitimate, referendum should decide fate of Palestine
    Khamenei also attacked Arab states that have strengthened ties with Israel in the face of the perceived Iranian threat.
    By Samuel Thrope
    June 15, 2018 22:49
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    Netanyahu: In fighting Iran, we serve security and peace beyond Mideast
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    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR)

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Israel is an illegitimate state that "will soon cease to exist" and reiterated his call for a referendum to determine the future of Palestine, Iran's semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency reported Friday.

    "The Zionist regime's problem is its lack of legitimacy; it is a regime that was established on hollow foundations," Khamenei said in a speech delivered Friday to leading government officials, members of the public, and ambassadors from Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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    "With divine favor and the aid of Muslim nations, it will surely be destroyed and perish," Khamenei said.

    "One of the basic goals behind the founding of this regime is fomenting dissension and creating problems among Muslim nations," Khamenei added, "but all historical experience shows that the Zionist regime, which faces a problem of legitimacy, will not remain."

    Khamenei also attacked Arab states that have strengthened ties with Israel in the face of the perceived Iranian threat.

    "The fact that some of the weak-minded countries of the region have established open or secret diplomatic relations with this occupying regime or support America's moving of its embassy to Jerusalem will not solve the problems of the Zionist regime," he said.

    Khamenei reiterated the sentiments in a post on his official English-language Twitter account Friday.



    "The #ZionistRegime will not last. All historical experiences imply that with absolute certainty. Undoubtedly the Zionist regime will perish in the not-so far future," he wrote.

    The #ZionistRegime will not last. All historical experiences imply that with absolute certainty. Undoubtedly the Zionist regime will perish in the not-so-far future.
    — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) June 15, 2018


    Khamenei also called, in the speech and on Twitter, for a referendum to be held by "real Palestinians," including Muslims, Christians and Jews — referring to Jews who lived in the country before Israel's founding in 1948 — that would determine the nature of the post-Israel government of Palestine.

    "Like all free countries, people of #Palestine--real Palestinians--should be polled to determine the political system of Palestine; that governing body will decide on future of immigrants in Palestine. There's no other solution and this leads to the elimination of the Zionist regime," Khamenei wrote on Twitter.

    Like all free countries, people of #Palestine--real Palestinians-- should be polled to determine the political system of Palestine; that governing body will decide on future of immigrants in Palestine. There's no other solution and this leads to elimination of the Zionist regime.
    — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) June 15, 2018


    Khamenei first proposed the idea of a referendum to determine the future of Palestine in a speech to university professors on June 13.

    Tensions between Iran and Israel have heightened in recent months over Iran's involvement in Syria's ongoing civil war and the America's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear accord, a move long advocated and encouraged by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    BREAKING: Ex-Israeli 'NSA' chief: 1st cyber target in conflict with Iran, Hezbollah should be their energy infrastructure. Major pillar economy, state's cardio-vascular system.


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    Ex-Israeli 'NSA' chief: Energy should be first cyber target in Iran war
    By Yonah Jeremy Bob
    June 17, 2018 12:40

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    The former head of Israel's 'NSA,' Ehud Schnerosen said on Sunday that the first cyber target in any future conflict with Iran and Hezbollah should be their energy infrastructure. Speaking at a major cyber conference taking place in Israel, Schnerosen referred to the energy sector as a "major pillar economy, state's cardio-vascular system."

    "We should not attack water, food, healthcare on ethical grounds, and should not attack banks because of the potential butterfly effect," said Schnerosen. "The next 9/11 in cyber will be energy sector."
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    PM Netanyahu at weekly Cabinet meeting:
    Over the weekend I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We discussed regional issues and focused – of course – on Syria.



    PM of Israel
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    I reiterated our guiding principles regarding Syria. First of all, Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria.


    PM of Israel
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    Second, we will take action – and are already taking action – against efforts to establish a militarily presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria both close to the border and deep inside Syria. We will act against these efforts anywhere in Syria.



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    Joe
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    Netanyahu: I have repeatedly clarified the basic principles that guide us in relation to Syria. First of all, Iran needs to get out of Syria. Second, we'll act and are already working against attempts to consolidate Iran and its proxies both near the border and deep inside Syria.


    Joe
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    Every few weeks I hear something new about #Hamas in #Lebanon. You know who’s name keeps popping up? Saleh al-Arouri. The #Qassam leader who helped orchestrate the kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens in ‘14. He’s been cozying up w/ #Iran & is definitely got the attention of #Israel.
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    BREAKING: Ex-IDF intel chief Yadlin: If Iran goes nuclear, Trump will NOT attack. It will fall on Israel. So maybe leaving Iran deal brought war closer between Iran-Israel.
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    BREAKING: Ex-IDF intel chief Yadlin: If Iran goes nuclear, Trump will NOT attack. It will fall on Israel. So maybe leaving Iran deal brought war closer between Iran-Israel.

    I think that needs a bit of explaining - "If Iran goes nuclear" - in what context is that??? .... if Iran would attack Israel with a nuke I wouldn't be saying the US - not Prez Trump - wouldn't attack & help defend any country under those circumstances ....

    Iran definitely acquiring a nuke - that's a whole different ball of wax >>>>> don't count out Little Fat Boy selling off his nuke program to Iran - not just allow it to be dismantled for zippo $$$$$$ - don't forget Iran has plenty of Obammy $$$$$ to spend ....
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    It was the NK summit...not Iran summit so no surprises there, although I am not convinced NK will give up their nukes either. (unless they secret them off to Iran somehow)






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    BREAKING Ex-IDF intel head predicts Iran to pursue nukes despite N. Korea summit http://dlvr.it/QXZh96


    Ex-IDF intel head predicts Iran to pursue nukes despite N. Korea summit

    By Yonah Jeremy Bob
    June 17, 2018 14:56

    Breaking news

    Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

    Last week's summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un means Iran will probably not come back to table, the IDF's former intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said on Sunday. As a result, Iran will renew uranium enrichment and go for the bomb, he added.

    Yadlin, who was speaking at a major cyber warfare conference at Tel Aviv University added that "If Iran goes nuclear, Trump will not attack it and it will fall on Israel to do so."

    "Maybe leaving the Iran deal brought war closer between Iran-Israel," suggested Yadlin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    I think that needs a bit of explaining - "If Iran goes nuclear" - in what context is that??? .... if Iran would attack Israel with a nuke I wouldn't be saying the US - not Prez Trump - wouldn't attack & help defend any country under those circumstances ....

    Iran definitely acquiring a nuke - that's a whole different ball of wax >>>>> don't count out Little Fat Boy selling off his nuke program to Iran - not just allow it to be dismantled for zippo $$$$$$ - don't forget Iran has plenty of Obammy $$$$$ to spend ....
    LOL, I was typing and C&P the article while you were posting. It seems we have similar thoughts.
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    Report: Iranian-backed Syrian militias change uniforms, head toward Golan


    Report: Iranian-backed Syrian militias change uniforms, head toward Golan
    Syrian rebel sources claim up to 500 Iranian-backed militia and members of Hezbollah changed uniforms and are digging in near the Golan in preparation for a major offensive.

    By Seth J. Frantzman
    June 17, 2018 15:28
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    Missile fire is seen over Daraa, Syria May 10, 2018

    Missile fire is seen over Daraa, Syria, May 10, 2018. (photo credit: ALAA AL-FAKIR / REUTERS)

    Hezbollah and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias are concentrating in an area dubbed the ‘triangle of death’ near the Golan Heights as the Syrian regime prepares its major post-Ramadan offensive.


    The offensive is designed to defeat the rebels in southern Syria and has raised concerns in Jerusalem, Washington, Moscow and Amman as a potential crisis looms. This comes as Israel continues warning the Syrian regime to remove Iranian forces from the country.

    On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had reiterated Israel’s demand that Iran withdraw from all of Syria in conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend.

    With the defeat of Syrian rebels in Damascus, the regime has begun to concentrate forces along its long front line that stretches from the environs of the southern Damascus countryside down to Daraa near the Jordanian border. This front line ranges from 10 kilometers to just one kilometer from the Golan.

    According to foreign reports, Israel previously stressed to Moscow and Washington that Iranian forces must be kept between 40-60 km away from the Golan border. However, Syrian rebels have accused the Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias, such as thousands of Shi’ites recruited from Pakistan and Afghanistan, of changing uniform and pretending to be regime soldiers. Bassam Jaara, a commentator on the conflict, asserted on June 15 that there were suspicious movements of Iranian-backed forces north of Daraa.

    In the lead up to the end of Ramadan, which is supposed to be a joyous and peaceful time, the regime escalated shelling in the 'triangle of death’ area, not far from Quneitra and Daraa.

    The villages of Akraba, Kafr Shams and Alhara were struck with shells fired by the regime according to a report at Orient.net. Rebel activists told the Arabic website that Iranian-backed militias and Hezbollah carried out the attacks.

    The latest reports strengthen Syrian rebel claims that various militias had “changed their uniforms to those of the sectarian Tiger militia,” a regime unit. These allegedly included members of the Quds Brigade, which is Palestinian, and Abu al-Fadl Abbas, a Shi’ite unit, as well as Hezbollah.

    “These militias use the weapons of the regime and have settled in fortified positions along the triangle of death.” The report says 500 members of these Iranian-backed forces have moved into the positions not far from the Golan. “Abu Zein Khalid, the military commander of the Southern Front [rebels] told Orient that the Iranian militias met in the area of the triangle of death and wore the dress [uniform] of the regime.”

    A source close to the Syrian rebels said the claims were accurate. “Yes, it is right and more details will emerge today,” the source said. “In short the regime forces are crowding into the area of north Daraa in this triangle of death area because the offensive will include Quneitra.” Any regime movement toward Quneitra, the Syrian rebel held area along the Golan, would be highly sensitive to Israel and risk spillover conflict or the flight of refugees from the shelling.
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    Despite promises from the Russians, #Iran will move its forces in #Syria onto the frontline with #Isrsel. https://thearabweekly.com/iranian-mi...lt-daraa-looms … by @James_P_Snell for @ArabWeekly, ft. @PhillipSmyth, @ryanmofarrell, @hxhassan, and @AcrossTheBay.



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    Iranian militias and Syrian forces become indivisible as assault on Daraa looms
    Reports would suggest a high degree of integration between foreign militias and the Assad regime’s military.
    Sunday 17/06/2018

    Two peas in a pod. Syrian regime forces ride a military truck in Eastern Ghouta. (SANA)

    Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is long standing. Much of that support has been through Iran’s proxies and allied militias. Some of these, such as the Lebanese group Hezbollah, have contributed thousands of men who have fought in Syria on the side of the regime.

    Other groups are channelling foreign fighters from as far afield as Afghanistan into Syria to wage what Phillip Smyth, Soref fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, termed the “Shia Jihad” in his report “The Shiite Jihad and Its Regional Effects.”

    These groups are tightly integrated into the regime’s war effort and are essential for its survival. Hezbollah units fought in campaigns to secure the regime’s control of Damascus and its surrounding areas. Two Hezbollah fighters were killed in a suspected Islamic State attack in Deir ez-Zor province, showing the extent of Hezbollah’s presence across Syria.

    Militias linked to Iran are vital to Assad and discomforting for his enemies. Israel worries about their proliferation. Israeli politicians, fearful of Hezbollah’s increased dominance of Lebanon, do not want Iranian proxies to establish a base near the Golan Heights, a Syrian border area Israel has occupied since 1967.

    Israel has persistently struck Hezbollah targets inside Syria, including supply routes and encampments. After Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-linked groups fired missiles across the Syrian border into northern Israel, Israel answered with air strikes hitting more than 70 targets in less than four hours on May 10.

    This came after Israeli generals and a junior minister threatened that, if Iran acted aggressively towards Israel, the latter would overthrow the Assad regime. Though Israel’s reaction to the missile attack was likely greater than had been expected, it did not include an overt attack on the regime.

    Syrian rebel sources have suggested that militias linked to Iran were taking advantage of the situation by wearing the uniforms of Syrian government troops to avoid Israeli attack.

    If confirmed, the reports suggest a high degree of integration between foreign militias and the regime’s military. They would also give the lie to the idea that Iran and Assad could be dissociated or prised apart.

    Analyst Ryan O’Farrell expressed scepticism about the reports, saying the climate existed for close coordination between the regime and its Iran-marshalled allies.

    “Iran and its various foreign proxies have been very open about their intentions to open a new front against Israel along the Golan if a new war breaks out and Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria have massively accelerated despite Russia’s intensive efforts to negotiate some sort of deal with Israel,” O’Farrell said.

    “If these reports of IRGC reflagging as Syrian to skirt Russia’s promise of [Iranian] withdrawal to Israel are true, then I think it’s in order to maintain the kind of intelligence and operational benefits that proximity to Israel would offer in a future war.”

    In any case, Iranian forces will operate in southern Syria with or without Russian approval.

    Hassan Hassan, a senior fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East policy, said: “The south-west, from east of Sweida near al-Tanf all the way to the Israeli border, was supposed to be a zone free of Iranian forces. Russia made it clear it was able to deliver on a form of that zone but it has not always been successful, except when Iran wanted to play along.

    “Recently Iran sent troops from Damascus to Daraa, apparently without going through the Syrian and Russian governments,” Hassan said.

    Smyth, via e-mail, said: “It’s impossible to tell how extensive reflagging would be, though it’s not unheard of during a war where many fighters don’t even wear uniforms. Additionally, more covert Hezbollah units had dressed in Syrian Arab Army fatigues early in the conflict, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this could happen again as a means to cover their tracks.”

    Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said, for Shia militias embedded in regime units, “don[ning] regime military outfits to avoid Israeli attack is logical.”

    “The Israelis spoke, for instance, about concerns about the fifth regiment, [which has] Shia militias embedded into it,” Badran said.

    “Given the current move in southern Syria targets Iran-controlled proxies and the IRGC, I’d assume any of the fighters reflagging would belong to those groups, particularly Lebanese Hezbollah,” Smyth said.

    Whether or not these reports are true, Iran-linked militias will seek to maintain their place in southern Syria. As part of the regional axis of resistance, it is their intention to challenge Israel.

    Smyth said: “I’m of the belief that no matter how a member of an Iran-controlled militia group is dressed, they will, over time, find a way to get back to sections of the Golan that they want to maintain positions in.”
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    #BREAKING: Former Israeli MP Gonen Segev arrested and charged with being an agent of the Iranian intelligence


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    Amichai Stein Retweeted Amichai Stein

    #BREAKING: Former Israeli Minister & MP was indicted for spying for Iran: Visited #Tehran several times under an alias: Gave intel on defence & civilian infrastructures
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    I posted about the strikes on the "War" thread yesterday. So US is saying it was Israel that did it.




    timestamp will be obviously off, I posted it around 6 PM last night. (just one of many posts about it)

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    UPDATE: Syrian military says there are a number of casualties after a U.S air-strike targeted a Syrian military position in al-Harri south East of Al-Boukamal in #DeirEzzor, unconfirmed reports there were also Hezbollah and Iranian forces at that position.


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    #BREAKING The airstrikes on #Syria, near #Iraq border, were carried out by #Israel: US official to CNN
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    UPDATE: U.S official tells CNN that the air-strike targeting pro-regime fighters close to the Iraq-Syria border Sunday was carried out by Israel, at least 50 fighters were killed and dozens more injured.
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    I didn't realize how close to Israel this area is and it's even closer to Jordan.

    I think things could easily go hairy-scary quickly. I don't think Israel will like it any more than they did the fighting up in the upper Golan area.



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    #UPDATE: Syrian Arab Army storming units arrive to Dar’aa, offensive to retake Southern Syria to begin in days. Massive columns of hundreds tanks, howitzers, technicals and armoured vehicles (APC’s and BMP’s) have arrived and tens of thousands of soldiers ready. Tigers present.



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    Exclusive: Syrian Army's elite group redeploys from #Golan region to lead east #Daraa offensive https://aml.ink/uge4z #Syria
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    thanks for keeping us up to date on this

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    Anna Ahronheim Retweeted Ryan Browne

    #Israel’s PM Netanyahu told #Russia President Putin & US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend that the Israel Air Force will prevent #Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout #Syria

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    An airstrike targeting pro-regime fighters close to the Iraq-Syria border Sunday was carried out by Israel, and not by the US or the coalition fighting ISIS, a US official tells CNN
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGTech View Post
    thanks for keeping us up to date on this
    You're welcome.
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    Now to hope things don't start popping between Israel/Syria/Iran over this.

    This is in Daraa area of Syria, just a very few short miles North of Jordan and around 10-15 or so miles to Israel's Golan Heights and 25 miles to Israel. (give or take a few miles)

    ETA: I don't know how far away from Daraa they still are; I'm sure there are several villages and quite a bit of land that has to be taken while they fight their way there.



    ELINT News
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    Hold this thread, just being informed the battle for southern Syria may have just begun, what timing if confirmed, reports of SAA advanced, MORE TO COME




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    #BREAKING: Local sources now reporting Syrian Arab Army may have begun the battle for southern Syria, SAA now controlling farms near Busr Al-Harir and the Air Defence Battalion near the village of Musayfah - @TomtheBasedCat



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    #BREAKING: Syrian Army mortar teams open fire on Dar’aa countryside - @Syrian_Uruk
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    good, I think



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    #Syria #Daraa
    Syrian Reporter :
    No truth in the news about the battle of Daraa starting (today), the battle will begin in the next few days.
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    #Iraq|i Hezbollah brigades warns #Israel and US from its willingness for confrontation, after the deadly airstrikes yesterday


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    #BREAKING #Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander says there are no plans to increase missile range


    ^^^^ so they probably mean just the opposite or most likely....no need to, they already have them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    You're welcome.
    Indeed. You won't hear anything about this on the MSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billet View Post
    Indeed. You won't hear anything about this on the MSM.
    That's for sure. There are some folks here that do an incredible job of news gathering. Hats off to them.
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    #BREAKING: Reports coming in Via @QalaatAlMudiq that an Israeli UAV has been shot down over Southern Syria, was likely observing the battle that’s beginning to start



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    1h1 hour ago

    IDF says that an IDF recon drone had crashed in the Syrian Golan Heights, intel is safe
    #Israel #Gaza
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    Paul Antonopoulos
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    18m18 minutes ago

    The Syrian Air Force has conducted at least 60 airstrikes against terrorist positions in #Daraa this week alone. Main offensive is yet to begin.



    Danny Makki
    ‏ @Dannymakkisyria
    11m11 minutes ago

    Intense #SAA airstrikes & bombardment on Hrak in East #Daraa CS.
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    The Intel Crab
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    15m15 minutes ago

    Jordan has deployed multiple armored units along the border with #Syria as #Daraa offensive nears.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgRAzxEX0AAWuGu.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgRA0dWW4AA699Q.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgRA1XaXkAAiv5V.jpg







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    Julian Röpcke
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    2h2 hour ago

    So here we go again.
    First heavy air strikes by the Assad regime on civilians in Daraa province.
    No reaction by the US despite the promise to maintain security in the area - so far.



    Danny Makki
    ‏ @Dannymakkisyria
    1h1 hour ago

    #SAA offensive in #Daraa still not officially started, bombardment & strikes prerequisite to ground offensive set to be launched in forthcoming days


    The Intel Crab
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Offensive in #Daraa will begin any moment now. Expect a massive bombardment of rebel positions, with possible close air support from Russia.
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    Instant News Alerts
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    4m4 minutes ago

    #Breaking: #Lebanese Army dismantled an Israeli spy device in the Kafr Shuba hills in southern #Lebanon. #Israel #Hezbollah
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    My concern is how close all this will be taking place to Jordan and Israel, it's not like "accidents" never happen.


    Desert Hawk
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    20h20 hours ago

    #Syria the #SyrianArmy with a long convoy of reinforcement defenses near the occupied #Golan to counter terrorists #SAA

    v/@liongeneral19




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    8h8 hours ago

    #Syria more reinforcements continue towards the front of #Daraa #SAA #SyrianArmy

    video clip 1 min 36 sec at link showing various mil equipment being moved in
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1010093219365965824
    https://twitter.com/Syrian_Uruk/stat...93219365965824



    ELINT News
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    59m59 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: Syrian military sources tell @southfronteng that several OTR-21 Totchka short range ballistic missiles (SRBM’s) have been deployed to southern Syria for the upcoming offensive



    Danny Makki
    ‏ @Dannymakkisyria
    57m57 minutes ago

    #SAA drops leaflets over Al-Hara, aqraba & kafr shams in #Daraa CS calling for militants to surrender weapons



    ELINT News
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    41m41 minutes ago

    #UPDATE: Syrian Army have reportedly brought in anti-aircraft shoulder-mounted SAM Systems such as the Russian FN-6 and North Korean Ighla to Southern Syria for the offensive



    ELINT News
    ‏ @ELINTNews
    34m34 minutes ago

    #UPDATE: Multiple Syrian Arab Army and Russian Military BM-30 Smerch and BM-27 Uragan MLRS’s have also been deployed to southern Syria for the offensive
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    Intel Doge
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    3m3 minutes ago

    #URGENT: The long awaited #Syrian Daraa Offensive has reportedly begun, two towns have already been captured and plenty more are expected to get captured soon.

    Source:
    https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/arti...ria-offensive/


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    Breaking: Syrian Army launches long-awaited southwest Syria offensive
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    2018-06-22 0

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched their long-awaited southwest Syria offensive, today, a military source told Al-Masdar from Izra’a.

    Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian military began the offensive by storming the towns of Deir Dama and Al-Bustan in the Lajat area.

    A fierce battle would ensue between the Syrian Army and jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham; it would end with the latter retreating from both Deir Dama and Al-Bustan.

    Following the capture of these two towns, the Syrian Army pushed their way along the Al-Sweida Governorate border, seizing several farms and points that have been under the control of the jihadist rebels for over five years.

    According to a military source in the government stronghold of Izra’a, the Syrian Army is attempting to take advantage of the fractured rebel defenses in northeast Dara’a in order to capture new positions.

    Once these new positions are captured, the Syrian Army plans on working their way around the rebel stronghold of Busra Al-Harir and eventually besieging this important town located just east of Izra’a.

    The military source told Al-Masdar to expect more advances in the coming hours, as the jihadist rebels are retreating from several sites around the Al-Lajat region.
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    Nidalgazaui
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    14m14 minutes ago

    #Daraa: Hezbollah terrorist has been killed in eastern Daraa today by Rebels. Proofs that all claims by the regime that only Syrian army and Russian soldiers are involved in Daraa battle are false. Also pro Iranian and Hezbollah militias are involved!
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    @TheIsraelink
    3m3 minutes ago

    Report: Iran's senior Republican Guard and 15 troops killed by Israeli jets on the Iraq-Syria border.
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    Instant News Alerts
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    3m3 minutes ago

    #Breaking: Unconfirmed Report: Iran's senior Republican Guard and 15 troops killed by Israeli jets on the Iraq-Syria border. #Israel #Iran #Syria #Hezbolla
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    parallel universe
    @ignis_fatum
    3h3 hours ago

    #BREAKING
    Patriot missile launched near Tzfat, reasons unclear
    #Israel #Gaza




    parallel universe
    @ignis_fatum
    3h3 hours ago

    #BREAKING
    Explosion heard in the southern part of the Golan heights following the Patriot missile launch
    #Israel #Gaza



    parallel universe
    @ignis_fatum
    3h3 hours ago

    Initial unconfirmed reports : an unmanned aircraft was shot down by the missile over the Golan Heights
    #Israel #Syria



    Judah Ari Gross
    ‏Verified account @JudahAriGross
    3h3 hours ago

    #breaking Incoming (uncomfirmed) reports of a Patriot missile being launched in northern Israel. Residents of the area posting pictures showing a white trail in the sky near Tzfat. (In the past, Patriots have been launched to shoot down incoming UAVs from Syria)



    News_Executive
    ‏ @News_Executive
    3h3 hours ago

    BREAKING: A patriot surface-to-air missile was fired by the Israeli air-force a short time ago in Northern Israel near the border with Syria, the target was towards the Syria side of the border, reason unknown at this time.


    Shai Ben-ari
    ‏ @ShaiBenari
    2h2 hours ago

    #IDF confirms a Patriot missile was fired at a UAV that approached #Israel's border with #Syria. As a result the UAV moved away from the border. The drone was not hit by the Patriot @i24NEWS_EN




    Judah Ari Gross
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    2h2 hours ago

    Judah Ari Gross Retweeted Judah Ari Gross

    IDF confirms the Patriot was fired, says the target was an incoming drone from Syria. No hits were reported, but the aircraft retreated back toward Syria. The IDF does not immediately identify the operator of the drone.
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    Interesting times



    Noga Tarnopolsky
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    1h1 hour ago

    Jared Kushner is betting that antagonism to Mahmoud Abbas will appeal to young Palestinians, not consolidate them behind their president. Transcript here:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/w...ranscript.html



    Noga Tarnopolsky
    ‏Verified account @NTarnopolsky
    1h1 hour ago

    Hard to know what Kushner (& Greenblatt) have been doing in the region but at least Kushner acknowledges no one has seen their peace plan. To Palestinians he says: “Don’t let your leadership reject a plan they haven’t even seen.”


    Instant News Alerts
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    21m21 minutes ago

    #Breaking: Jared Kushner gave a rare interview in Arabic, where he criticized #Abbas for rejecting US peace plan before it was even presented. #Israel





    Kensington Palace
    ‏Verified account @KensingtonRoyal
    1h1 hour ago

    The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Amman, Jordan.

    Over the next five days The Duke will visit Jordan, Israel, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories – and is looking forward to building a real and enduring relationship with the people of the region.



    Rebecca English
    ‏Verified account @RE_DailyMail
    1h1 hour ago

    Prince William arrives in Jordan ahead of his historic visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He is met in Amman by the Crown Prince of Jordan. #RoyalVisitJordan


    Noga Tarnopolsky
    ‏Verified account @NTarnopolsky
    1h1 hour ago

    Noga Tarnopolsky Retweeted Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace twitter switches to Arabic.




    Noga Tarnopolsky
    ‏Verified account @NTarnopolsky
    41m41 minutes ago

    Noga Tarnopolsky Retweeted Said Arikat

    Jared Kushner’s phantom peace plan proceeds apace

    Noga Tarnopolsky added,
    Said Arikat
    @SMArikat
    Palestinian Ministry of Information describes #Kuchner's interview with @alqudsnewspaper as "inciting against the Palestinian leadership, aimed at flattening the #Palestinian issue, violating international law and calling for normalization"


    Noga Tarnopolsky
    ‏Verified account @NTarnopolsky
    22m22 minutes ago

    #Breaking: Trump initiative achieves rare agreement between Israel & Palestinian government: Netanyahu informs his cabinet that Kushner & Greenblatt expressed “absolute support for our positions.”
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgdkZJiX4AAbZfl.jpg
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    The Intel Crab Retweeted
    Gerjon | חריון
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    1h1 hour ago

    Hi @Obs_IL @5472_nde I'm getting eyewitness reports of mutiple fighter jets over #Jerusalem now, heading (north)east. Direction not so accurate due to darkness. #Israel



    The Intel Crab Retweeted
    Observer IL
    ‏ @Obs_IL
    1h1 hour ago

    Intense roaring in Jerusalem sky. Nothing on scopes. it's been already 10 minutes can't see a damn thing. @redanblacattack @intellipus @GDarkconrad @ELINTNews @CivMilAir @IntelCrab @FelixGartsman @Italian_Spotter @ItaMilRadar @5472_nde @IntelDoge @ignis_fatum @FelixGartsman



    Instant News Alerts
    ‏ @InstaNewsAlerts
    24m24 minutes ago

    #Breaking: Getting many reports of jets flying over much of central #Israel for the last hour. Interesting..
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    The Israel Link
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    1m1 minute ago

    #BREAKING: Syria: Syrian Air Defenses activated against unknown aircraft in the area. More details will follow.
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    #Breaking: Syrian Air Defenses activated, attacking targets in the #Damascus area. #Syria
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    ELINT News
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    2m2 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: EXPLOSIONS IN DAMASCUS, AIR DEFENCES ENGAGING TARGETS, POSSIBLY DAMASCUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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    The Israel Link
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    3m3 minutes ago

    UPDATE: Syria - Explosions being heard in the Damascus region around the Damascus airport from apparent missile attack, anti-aircraft operations underway.
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    Now, it could be from anyone, but since IAF flew out earlier, I just thought I would cover the bases.
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