Monday, 25 October 2021 | Israeli aircraft allegedly struck Syrian regime military targets near the border early this morning, Syrian media reported.
The Israeli planes targeted missile batteries belonging to the Syrian state “and its allies” in the Quneitra region of the Syrian Golan Heights, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
No casualties have been reported yet, SOHR said, but the strikes did reportedly cause material damage.
The Syrian state “allies” mentioned referred to Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based terror army backed by Iran, the Times of Israel reported, adding that the targets of this morning’s strike were part of the terror puppet’s Golan File.
The Golan File is Hezbollah’s attempt to build a fighting force in the Golan Heights specifically to attack Israel.
And Israel has vowed to prevent that from happening. Jerusalem did not comment on its alleged involvement in this morning’s strikes, in keeping with its longstanding policy of declining to comment in cross-border strikes. However, Israeli leaders over the years have acknowledged that the Jewish state has conducted hundreds of strikes throughout the Syrian Civil War, which began in 2011, in order to prevent Iran from establishing a foothold in the area and use it as a launch pad for attacks on Israel.
Most of the Israeli strikes target weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah with love from Tehran.
Today’s strike comes just days after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.
Bennett said the two discussed Syria, among other things, as Russia maintains a presence in Syria and has close ties with the state regime headed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia plays the middle man, as it maintains ties with Assad’s regime and even provides the state with missile defense batteries to intercept Israeli strikes. But Russia also maintains partial control over the Syrian skies and reportedly clears the Israeli aircraft to travel through Syrian airspace when conducting strikes.
“In a certain way, the Russians are our neighbors to the north, and it is important that we manage the delicate and complex situation there smoothly, without mishaps,” Bennett said in comments published by his office. “We reached good and stable conclusions and I found President Putin to be attentive to Israel’s security needs.”
Posted on October 25, 2021
Source: (Bridges for Peace, October 25, 2021)
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