Sunday, June 11, 2017
Question Mark and the Mysterians!
Finally from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter further extracts the progression and dynamics of the Syrian Civil War fluid in the extreme.
"One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge"
1. "A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan . . . All 16 officers of the 2,000-strong Khaled Ibn al Waleed army, the ISIS operations arm on the Syrian Golan, were present in the targeted building in the town of al-Shagara, located in the triangle where the Israeli, Syrian and Jordanian borders meet opposite the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel."
"The unidentified missile blew up in the middle of a hall where the top command echelon were gathered to break their daily fast during the month of Ramadan and draw up plans. None of them survived."
CUT OFF THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE. DECAPITATION INDEED!
2. "On Tuesday, June 6, the day before the mysterious missile decapitated the Islamic State's Golan force, US warplanes acted on another front to bomb a convoy of Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah forces that were traveling eastward from the southern town of Derra in the direction of the Al-Tanf border crossing. Al Tanf, where US and Jordanian special forces units have established a garrison, is located in the triangle where the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi borders converge. The US planes destroyed several tanks, troop carriers, artillery pieces and antiaircraft systems, causing also fatalities and injuries, and so halted the convoy's advance on the strategic crossing."
3. "DEBKAfile's military sources report concerns in the US military command lest Iranian general Qassem Soleimani decides to drop a division of Iranian special forces by helicopter, in order to catch the garrison off guard and capture the border crossing [Al Tanf] . . . Both Damascus and Tehran appear to be spoiling for a major showdown between their armies, using Hizballah and other Shiite proxies, and the US-led contingent."
With regard to # 3 item those combined forces of the Syrian army, Hezbollah, Iranian special forces, Iraqi and Iranian Shia proxies indeed making ready for a major fight. A situation indeed fluid in the extreme.