Saturday, February 21, 2015


This is coolbert:

From DEBKAfile the Golan Heights as occupied by Israeli troops now imperiled by an influx of Shia fighters loyal to, trained and commanded by Iranian senior officers.

NO major combat on the Golan for over forty years now! Wait a while!

1. "16 Feb. Thousands of Afghan, Pakistani Shiites in Hizballah's advance on Golan"

"The Iranian-backed "Operation Quneitra Martyrs" for the capture of the Golan brings Afghan and Pakistani Shiite fighters to an Israeli border for the first time, DEBKAfile reveals. Some 2,000 of these fighters have joined an equal number of Hizballah troops who are spearheading a march on the Golan from southern Syria . . . Iran plans to deploy them in Lebanon to augment Hizballah's war effort against Israel from two fronts, both now coming under Iranian command."

2. "18 Feb. Damascus: Rebels [FSA] confer with Israel on defending Quneitra"

FSA = Free Syrian Army. Presumably this is who the "rebels" are?

"Even in stormy winter conditions, the Syrian army continued Wednesday to press forward with Iranian, Hizballah and imported Afghani and Pakistani Shiite forces towards the Golan and Israeli lines. Their immediate objective appears to be the lofty Tel al-Hara mountain fortress, which the Syrian army lost to rebel forces . . . the fall of Tel al-Hara would lay Quneitra open to attack."

3. "18 Feb. Syrian 'friendly fire' kills scores of Iranian, Hizballah soldiers in S. Syria heading for Golan"

"Scores of Iranian and Hizballah fighters and a Syrian general were killed by 'friendly fire' from the Syrian army's 9th Division's artillery and missiles, Wednesday, Feb. 18  . . . They were pushing from S. Syria to the Golan. The incident is attributed to faulty coordination among the assorted forces in the drive towards Quneitra, where Tehran plans to establish a major military outpost and forward command center up against Israel's Golan deployment."



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