Archive for June 12, 2019

The Details of the Alleged Israeli Strike Attempt on Syria

June 12, 2019

Israeli missile attack claimed by Syria hit Iranian-held Tel Al Harrah radar overlooking Golan – DEBKAfile

June 12, 2019

Source: Israeli missile attack claimed by Syria hit Iranian-held Tel Al Harrah radar overlooking Golan – DEBKAfile

The Israel missile strike that Syrian military sources claimed took place early Wednesday, June 12, struck Iranian radars situated at Tel Al-Harrah, a hill overlooking the Golan, Galilee and the Sea of Galilee, DEBKAfile reports. Hizballah also maintains an observation post in the same Quneitra region some 15km from the Israeli border.

The Syrians claimed to have thwarted an Israeli electronic attack for interfering with its radars which it thwarted by shooting the missiles down.

DEBKAfile’s sources report that Tel Al-Harrah is the southernmost point in Syria at which Russian forces have permitted Iran to maintain a military presence in the vicinity of the Israeli border. In other parts of the border region, especially the Daraa district, Russian “military police” prevented Iran and its proxies from establishing military posts, allowing only temporary positions holding no more than 15-20 Iranian or Hizballah military personnel. Neither are allowed to enter the southern Syrian towns of Daraa and Quneitra. Moscow and Tehran are at loggerheads on this issue.

According to our military sources, the IDF’s Tel Al-Harrah strike was mounted to prepare the way for a high-powered meeting planned to take place in Jerusalem later this month of the American, Russian and Israeli national security advisers – John Bolton, Nikolai Patrushev and Meir Ben-Shabbat – for an airing of the situation in Syria and Iran’s military presence there.

 

Syria accuses Israel of firing missiles at a border town in its south

June 12, 2019

Source: Syria accuses Israel of firing missiles at a border town in its south | The Times of Israel

State media says some incoming projectiles intercepted; no reports of injuries and no comment from IDF; reported strike comes days after rockets fired at Israel

Illustrative: This frame grab from a video provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows missiles flying into the sky near Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. (SANA via AP)

Syrian state media reported early Wednesday that Israel had fired several missiles toward the town of al-Harra just across the Golan Heights border and claimed air defenses intercepted several of the projectiles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries and no Israeli response to the claims.

The report also claimed that Israel was jamming Syrian air defense radars in the area.

While Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, they have usually targeted bases linked with Iran. In the rare occasions that Israel has targeted villages and towns along the Golan Heights border, it has been after identifying Iranian and Hezbollah attempts to set up cells in the area.

On Saturday, two rockets were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

An Israeli military position, right, is seen on the top of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, where the borders between Israel, Syria and Lebanon meet. April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The launches came less than a week after a limited clash between Israel and Syria.

Toward the start of the Syrian civil war, the Israeli military established a number of “red lines” that if violated would result in a retaliatory strike, including any attacks — intentional or otherwise — against Israel.

They also included Iranian efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria and attempts to transfer advanced munitions to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group.

In recent years, Israel has acknowledged conducting hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in response to these “red line” violations.

 

Syria accuses Israel of firing missiles at a border town in its south

June 12, 2019

Source: Syria accuses Israel of firing missiles at a border town in its south | The Times of Israel

State media says some incoming projectiles intercepted; no reports of injuries and no comment from IDF; reported strike comes days after rockets fired at Israel

Illustrative: This frame grab from a video provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows missiles flying into the sky near Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. (SANA via AP)

Syrian state media reported early Wednesday that Israel had fired several missiles toward the town of al-Harra just across the Golan Heights border and claimed air defenses intercepted several of the projectiles.

There were no immediate reports of injuries and no Israeli response to the claims.

The report also claimed that Israel was jamming Syrian air defense radars in the area.

While Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, they have usually targeted bases linked with Iran. In the rare occasions that Israel has targeted villages and towns along the Golan Heights border, it has been after identifying Iranian and Hezbollah attempts to set up cells in the area.

On Saturday, two rockets were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

An Israeli military position, right, is seen on the top of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, where the borders between Israel, Syria and Lebanon meet. April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The launches came less than a week after a limited clash between Israel and Syria.

Toward the start of the Syrian civil war, the Israeli military established a number of “red lines” that if violated would result in a retaliatory strike, including any attacks — intentional or otherwise — against Israel.

They also included Iranian efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria and attempts to transfer advanced munitions to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group.

In recent years, Israel has acknowledged conducting hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in response to these “red line” violations.