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Israel Strikes ‘Iranian Targets’ In Homs. Only Syrian Missile Launcher Found To Be Destroyed

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Israel Strikes 'Iranian Targets' In Homs. Only Syrian Missile Launcher Found To Be Destroyed

Overnight on April 13, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force delivered strikes on targets near the town of Masyaf in the Syrian province of Homs from Lebanese airspace.

According to the Syrian version of the events, most of Israeli missiles were intercepted, but the rest of them destroyed several buildings and injured at least 20 people, including 3 service members. Fragments of at least one Israeli missile were found near the Lebanese border.

The College of Management, the Scientific Research center and the Accounting School were among the targets inside Masyaf itself.

Israeli strikes also hit the nearby town of Umm Haratayn where, according to released photos, they destroyed a Maysalun heavy artillery rocket launcher. Maysalun is a Syrian-made variant of the Iranian Zelzal-2 unguided long-range artillery rocket. The rocket has a range of 210km and a heavy high-explosive warhead. Israeli sources had accused Iran and Syria of upgrading these rockets with guidance systems, thus converting them into precision-guided rockets.

It is important to note that the Israeli strikes took place near positions of launched of the S-300 air defense system delivered by Russia to the Syrian military. The system was not employed and likely remains not operational.

ISIS has drastically increased attacks on pro-government forces in the al-Mayadin-Deir Ezzor-al-Sukhna triangle. During the past few weeks, at least two convoys of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-government militias came under attacks there. Various sources say that from 7 to 15 pro-government fighters were killed in these attacks.

On April 12, the Russian Aerospace Forces even delivered strikes on supposed ISIS targets near the town of Huribishah. In March, the SAA and its allies conducted a security operation against ISIS in the areas of Huribishah and Kobajjep, but these limited efforts were not enough to get rid of ISIS terrorists. Some sources even speculate that ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding in the central Syrian desert.

The situation around the Idlib de-escalation zone remains unchanged. Ceasefire violations and artillery duels erupt across the entire contact line between the so-called opposition and the SAA on a constant basis.

On April 12, Kommersant daily reported citing informed sources that Gen Col Andrey Serdykov has become a commander of the Russian military group in Syria. One his key tasks, according to the report, is to set conditions for launching joint Russian-Turkish patrols along the demilitarized zone and to put an end to the ceasefire violations. Local sources say that this goal remains unrealistic while radical militants armed with heavy weapons remains deployed in the formally declared demilitarized zone.

On the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are conducting a wide-scale security operation in an attempt to track and eliminate remaining ISIS cells.

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  • Joe Kerr

    Houthi videos are more interesting, and more realistic.

  • Saddam Hussein

    American tax dollars at work.

  • paul ( original )

    Perhaps the Syrians should return more Israeli missing in action then may be they will stop bombing them .( I know quite a few here don’t understand sarcasm )

    • Rodney Loder

      Paul pig go for. It with Your mother

      • paul ( original )

        That would be necrophilia then since she died over 30 years ago. But continue writing nonsense and making a fool of yourself.

        • Rodney Loder

          Paul I am full aware of how awful a mother can be, my stepmother Vern Loder and her stinking daughter Deidre Marshall still living to the best of my knowledge in Queensland Australia abused me sexually as an 11 year old for a couple of years regularly, you shouldn’t be ashamed of being the victim Paul just come straight out with it and you’ll feel better about yourself.

          You know what that is I just made known Paul ? Its a criminal accusation, if not responded too it becomes evidence, there is no statute of limitation on sexual child abuse in Australia Paul.

          The Family I accuse are so prominent in Mitchelton Brisbane Queensland Paul there is actually a Park named after my father it’s called the Sid Loder Park, I have many other such accusations to make Paul, I’m sure your a good sport and as one victim to another, die young and spare yourself humiliation.

  • Harsha

    Syria can’t achieve precision-guided weapons ?

    • Sinbad2

      Actually missile precision is difficult Iran now posses 1 meter accuracy thanks to China, who in turn owes it to Russia.
      5 years from now the free world will be able to decide to either bomb Democrat or Republican households.
      That’s a real step forward on the road to freedom.

  • davediesel

    Government is another word for death.

    • Sinbad2

      American Government is another word for death.

  • Gabriel Hollows

    S-300 turned out to be an expensive piece of scrap-metal, nothing more. I hope this makes it clear to all that Russia is as much of a jewish puppet state as any other. I long for a nuclear war to end it all.

  • occupybacon

    Right under the S-400 nose… I doubt Israel has any technology that USA doesn’t have. So either USA doesn’t want to poke Russia’s dignity too much or the American people are tired of wars in ME. But Putin should be aware that NATO can rain 100x more bombs than Israel can, if they want.

    • Sinbad2

      The S400’s in Syria are mostly to shoot down American AWACS.
      But of course they also monitor every takeoff and landing for hundreds of miles.
      Israel’s jet setting PM owes his life to the benevolence of Russia.

      • occupybacon

        I would translate that “benevolence” as Russia doesn’t have the guts to shot down any Israeli plane. Israel could retaliate in matter of hours, destroying the entire Khmeimim base. Many people here think of jews as rich pussies but I think they are not pussies.

        • BegpaH

          Russia and Israel are no match in any category. Hello, knock, knock…Are you aware of what are you saying? Do I even need to remind someone about such a obvious things?

          • occupybacon

            Yes I think you are right, I don’t see why are we fighting for.

        • Sinbad2

          Try bombing the Russian base and see what happens, come on I dare you schmuck.

          • occupybacon

            If that would happen, Saudis will buy some old S-300 and Putin will say Iran backed militia did it.

        • JJ

          Unfortunately, I think Russia and Israel are allies. Both countries are intrinsically intertwined both culturally and economically. It hurts when reality starts crashing down (literally and metaphorically). But then again, didn’t we always know from the beginning that nothing is black or white?

          • occupybacon

            Actually you are right, Russia doesn’t need Iran anymore, Israel can help renegotiate the sanctions with Trump, Saudis can buy more fireworks than Iran, Europe gas market is secured, Bibi is ok with the Russian bases in Latakia as long Iran is not around, Bibi+Putin=Love

          • BegpaH

            Oversimplification again. Iran and Russia are working together on many things. Just recently (few months ago) they negotiated with other countries rules about how to exploit Caspian sea (lake). Some concider it to be a sea, some lake (Maritime law is totaly different from other laws). Surrounding countries had that problem for decades. Under guidance of Russia and Iran that dispute is finally solved. Also India, Iran and Russia are working on a ‘North-South’ channel as a shorter alternative to Suez. Iran is also concidered as a important transit route for the Chinese project ‘One Belt, One Road’ wich will connect China with Russia and Europe (for some of it’s branches). Also Russia as a serious country, with serious politicians, doesn’t abandon her allies so easily (at least in recent times). I think their tipping point was Libya. They proved it, when whole West was saying ‘Assad must go’ Russians confidently said ‘he’s going nowhere’. Other countries in ME and arround World are looking at Russia and thinking :”Man, what they promise, they deliver”. Some American allies too, only with envy. Also, don’t be so sure that Israel would win 1 on 1 vs Iran. Remember few years ago when Lebaneese Hezbollah taught them a lesson? Don’t forget there are 80 mil. Iranians. Iran is a 20x bigger than Israel.Iran would be chalenging oponent even for USA. Iran has 10.000-20.000 missiles pointed at Israel. And Israel is only narrow strip of land near Mediteranian Sea. Their defences would be over-saturated. Unlike them, Iran is huge. Has strategic depth. Has huge pool of people. Iran is preparing for war for decades. They have underground complexes big as cities. I’m not so sure who needs to be guarded from whom there. Despite all modern toys Israel has. Only thing that keeps Iran restraint and from retaliating against Israelis is their big daddy USA. For now, like spoiled brat, they are alowed to poke and provoke. But not as much as before.

          • occupybacon

            Okay, on short, for simple minded people that write long scrolls: Putin doesn’t need Iran in Syria anymore

          • BegpaH

            Hahaha you got me there… I must admit sometimes I got carried away, good point though. Still, I don’t believe Iranians will ever leave. Russia can’t make them leave without serious deterioration in relations. And why would they want them to leave? Also Syrians want them to stay. After all, they are their biggest financiers. Only time can tell… Just wait and watch, Iranians are there to stay.

    • BegpaH

      NATO losses above Yugoslavia

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia
      Read in a section NATO losses:
      -3 planes destroyed
      -3 planes damaged
      -2 helicopters destroyed
      -21 UAV’s destroyed

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deliberate_Force

      According NATO they also lost one Mirage 2000 over Republic of Srpska.

      Also from the First Gulf War:
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_air_campaign
      -52 fixed wing aircrafts were destroyed
      -23 helicopters

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_shootdowns_and_accidents_during_the_Iraq_War
      -129 helicopters
      -24 fixed wing aircrafts
      (46 attributed to a hostile fire)

      From the 2. Gulf War

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_shootdowns_and_accidents_during_the_Iraq_War
      -129 helicopters
      -24 fixed wing aircrafts
      (46 attributed to a hostile fire)

      So just to conclude, tiny Yugoslavia menaged to down 4 NATO planes, damage another 3, among them one “stealth”, 21 UAV’s, 2 helicopters and dosen of missiles with only basic Soviet made systems, from 60′, and that’s ONLY what NATO ADMITS. And all of that in 90 days, while largely outnumbered in any aspect (country 6 mil. ppl against whole of NATO). Also all ‘coalition’ losses in Iraq are due to their usage of Soviet old equipment. ALSO ONLY WHAT COALITION ADMITTED. Immagine now what Russia can. Being capable of something and having desire to do that, are two different things…

      • occupybacon

        Comparing to those times, now the airplanes can fire from far longer distances, the bombs being guided with satellites

        • BegpaH

          I’m sure they fed you back then with the same propaganda about ‘wonder weapons’. And if we play that game ‘what if’ (because you are saying practically, if Israel… immagine what we can). Now immagine Russia is all of a sudden fed up with little annoying midget and send 10 Su-35 to down those F16 over Lebanon. What would Israel do? Escalate tensions with a power wich can incinerate them in next 30 min? See? Being capable of something and have desire to do that are 2 different things.

          • occupybacon

            You’re right, but we both know that Bibi and Putin secretly dealt to oust Iran from Syria, no matter how many Russian toys Iran will buy, the Saudis will double on that and Russia doesn’t have any interest for Iran to sell its own gas. But it shouldn’t look like Russia betrays his official ally so it’s a win-win situation for Bibi and Putin.

          • BegpaH

            Nothig is black and white in this world. Simplification of ME situation found in MSM is 100% wrong. That’s all I know. Do Russia and OPEC (S. Arabia is their leader) countries have common interests in coordination when it comes to oil prices? Do Russia and Turkey have common interests when it comes to Turkish Stream, building of nuclear plants, trade, arms sales? Do Russia and Israel have common interests? 10-20% of Israelis have Russian origin. Israel and Russia have strong economical ties and in high tech sphere. When the whole “Western World” introduced sanctions to Russia, Israel didn’t introduced them. Do Russia and Iran have common interests? Iran send foots on the ground in Syria. They are both under USA’s sanctions. Iran spends lot of money for Russian goods (not just military equipment). Iran needs Russia and China in UN to veto some resolutions etc. Are Russians in good relations with Kurds? Of course. Russia is balancing with all those contradicting interests. That’s the beauty of diplomacy and when you have capable diplomats. And when you substitute ideology and exclusiveness with pragmatism. Example – they let Israel shoot Iranian targets from Lebanon’s airspace. Israelis are doing that using natural covers of Lebaneese canyons. That’s like shooting threes from half court. Do Israelis fly above Syria since S-300 came? No. Can they shoot at military convoys now? Very difficult. They shoot at stationary, big targets. And in any case that doesn’t influence situation on the ground on strategic level. Those strikes are more of a cosmetic nature, for Bibi’s internal political purpose. Look, we, our party, I’m protecting Israel from Iran. On the other hand, Russians tolerate that and through their propaganda they claim how their systems (in hands of Syrians) are succesfully downing 95% of all missiles. In reality nothing is happening, as I said buisness as usual.

        • Sinbad2

          Little children of Israel think they can play with the men, but if one of the men says boo, you run in tears to hide in mommy Americas skirts.

  • Rodney Loder

    Netanyahu is offerring Putin a better deal than Assad can, it’s up to you do you really want a homosexual man as Jesus Christ for the duration which could be ever.

    • Sinbad2

      You are looking at one tree, and think it represents the forest.

      • Rodney Loder

        The Brotherhood realised they were seduced by lies and changed stratiges and alliances because of it, same as Turkey they now see as enemies their previous allies thanks mainly to Trump being so reckless which is a threat to all Nations.

        Putin knew when NATO bombed Libya the West would not include Russia and China in their prosperity, so he allined with China and the West ended Russian ambitions for BRICS politically by retaking South America.

        But it was expensive Putin figures the West can’t keep that pressure up for much longer so he wants to come out of it in control of the entire global energy sector, to do that he is hoping to wean israel and the GCC away from the US.

        This is a major play which would if successful finish with the UN supporting every atrocity Saudi Arabia the UAE and israel indulge in.

      • sam_koll

        Don’t waste UR time with him. Judging by his previous posts elsewhere, I can say with 99.9% confidence, he is a few roos short in the top paddock

        • Rodney Loder

          Well I have more authority in Islam and Christianity than you could possibly conceive, don’t talk about me behind my back if you did that in my face you would be charged with an offence.

          Sam_koll that’s a strange name.
          For a queer bird.

    • occupybacon

      No, Israel, Saudis and USA is offering Putin a better deal than Iran. Assad can stay.

      • Rodney Loder

        Russia won’t buckle on Iran that would give Trump a victory beyond his wildest dreams, Putin will go with Netanyahu, Sisi, MbS and the UAE only if it takes them away from USA, Iran will strengthen its nascent ties with the Brotherhood, Lebanon Turkey, and Qatar so overall the US is being marginalised in the Middle East.

        That’s the game plan that Rouhini has agreed to, remember the Iranians hated Gadaffi and blamed him for the disappearance of one of their leaders I think if they could Iran would oppose Haftar.

  • Zaphod Braden

    I am offended when I see the “STAR of DEATH” flown in public.
    For 3,500 years Israel has practiced eugenics …. Jewishness is based on: Jewish mother determines that you are Jewish …. Jewish father determines the Tribe (cohen, levite, dan, benjamin) They are a TRIBE …. a family based GANG. If you are not an active member you are NOT part of the GANG. No more than having a cousin in the Hell’s Angels makes YOU a Hell’s Angel.
    ALL people of Good Will should oppose the ORIGINAL nazis.
    Never FORGIVE, Never FORGET, the SHOAH of 1.5MILLION Armenian Christians under the crypto-Jewish “Young Turks”
    Never FORGIVE, Never FORGET, the SHOAH of 66MILLION Christians under the Jewish COMMUNIST Bolsheviks
    The sight of the “STAR of DEATH” sends a frightening and offensive message to ALL NON-Jews. Israel does not have a ‘right to exist” because Israel is born of genocide and war crimes.
    The “STAR of DEATH” represents the ORIGINAL “Nazis”, the perpetrators and braggarts of the FIRST holocaust: FUNNY that everything they claim the nazis did is an EXACT COPY of their own book..
    Deuteronomy 7:16, 20:16 “And thou shalt consume all the peoples which the Lord thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them…thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth.”

    KILL THE SICK and CRIPPLED
    Numbers c.5 v.2-4
    KILL HOMOSEXUALS & UNDESIRABLES
    Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
    KILL ALL DISSIDENTS:
    Exodus c.32 v.27
    Numbers c.11 v.1-2
    Numbers c.16 all
    Numbers c.21 v.5-6
    Numbers v.26 v.10
    KILL anyone who engages in “DIVERSITY” or “INTEGRATION”
    Numbers v25 v.4-8
    Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
    DEHUMANIZE and then EXTERMINATE ALL NON-MEMBERS:
    a very brief selection, many more in THEIR book.
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
    OCCUPY YOUR VICTIM’S DWELLINGS/LAND
    Numbers c.21 v.25
    Numbers c.32 v.39
    Numbers c.33 v.53
    (just to name a FEW)
    GENOCIDE CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
    Numbers c.33 v.31-34
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
    Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
    TERRORISM CODIFIED IN THEIR RELIGION
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
    Jews SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GOD”
    Nazis SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GENETICS”.
    TODAY Israel states that it is creating “A PURE Jewish State”
    YESTERDAY the Nazis were creating “A PURE German State”
    And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword . . . (Joshua 6:21)
    For modern day reinforcement of these “rules” research/google “the KINGS TORAH”

    • sam_koll

      So prey tell , give us your spin on how God destroyed and scattered 10 of their tribes using the Assyrians??? Better still, how God used the Babylonians to kick them out of the Land for 70 years. OR EVEN better when God used Titus to destroy Jerusalem and his OWN TEMPLE after they rejected Jesus, their Messiah.
      And as it seems; you know somewhat of those things that are in the bible, you will also know, that God’s future judgement on them will DESTROY 2/3’s of their number, on his return. Those 2/3 are the ones using Star you speak of. It is NOT the Star of David. because the golden Menorah is the true symbol of the real Jews that today have no power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKplabTRuak
      Now just as God judged Sodom and Gomorrah in Abraham’s time, So too did HE judge the people in Canaan using the Jews, in the time of Moses. What would you recommend for a people that sacrificed their own children. Among other depravities.

      • Astrid Watanabe

        “….the real Jews that today have no power…..”
        Heey! that is the must inspiring thing i have seen in a long time!!
        I have seen glimpses of these Rebel Rabbis briefly, while paying attention to something else.
        Today was a bad day. with what happened to Assange, Putin abandoning Syria to the Turks and all other enemies, the overwhelming evil in power now, and on top of it the cathedral burning up. And suddenly I see these ridiculous Rabbies smiling while abuse is heaped at them, following their ridiculous laws, and burning the Israeli flag. I can not make up my mind laugh or cry so I do both. I love these guys! What a blessing they are! Their spirit comes right through. “We know God rules the world” they say. And they do what they have to do. It is their duty they say. And all with a sense of humor, and even having fun.
        Thank you for showing this. Made my day, and I won’t forget.

      • Zaphod Braden

        22Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration: 23And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD: 24And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. 25And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.26And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part. 27And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: 28And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’ by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the
        sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.
        Now that a HEAVE offering has been defined ……………… Book of Numbers Chap 31 —- Human sacrifice of 32 WOMEN (read entire book to see their War Crimes & Sexual Enslavement)
        [40] And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD’s tribute was thirty and two persons.
        [41] And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD’s heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.
        read again:
        ” the LORD’s tribute was thirty and two persons.”
        “the tribute, which was the LORD’s heave offering”

        Again …… a “heave offering” was the dismembered quarter of the sacrifice HEAVED into the air.

        • sam_koll

          The God that created the earth beneath your feet is the both Lord and judge of what He caused to come into existence. He used the flood in Noah’s time to KILL and wipe out Millions of people for their Wickedness and Evil.

          Who are we to judge God? When you step on a thousand ants, does any one of the remainder take you to court to charge with murder. That is what you are trying to do with respect to God’s actions. The distance between us and ant is microscopic compared to the distance between us and God.

          So the action he took in the time of Moses need to be put in the context of the whole picture. We( angels & humans) have given rise to that evil by our disobedience to God. The whole picture is God’s purpose to eliminate EVIL both in the angelic and the human
          realms. In eliminating evil God can apply Justice or he can apply Mercy. In the Old Testament we see Justice in use and In the New Testament we see Mercy in effect. This was possible only thru the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Our choice is which category do we want to be dealt with when it comes to God.

  • Sinbad2

    Syria should start playing the British game, and start releasing fake footage of children being rescued from the orphanage Israel bombed?

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “It is important to note that the Israeli strikes took place near positions of launched of the S-300 air defense system delivered by Russia to the Syrian military. The system was not employed and likely remains not operational.”
    Yeah sure they’re not operational, the Russians shipped them all the way to Syria to have them just sit there and look pretty. The Units would most likely have been operational within just a few weeks of arrival in Syria, and if the Syrian weren’t able to man them due to lack of training, the Russians would have been operating them until they could.
    Putin isn’t in the pockets of the Israelis or anyone else, he actually wants the Israelis doing what they’re doing for his own selfish purposes, he doesn’t really want the war in Syria to end, it’s actually good for Russia to have an ongoing war in Syria.
    A Saudi or Iraninan pipeline will be built to deliver gas to the EU markets when the war in Syria finally ends, and Putin never wants to see either built, they’ll just rob the Russian economy of precious revenue.

  • gustavo

    ,What I am really surprice about this is not that Russia looked since the taking of the Israel panes of their basis, and may told nothing to Syria about this, the direction and the attack position. However, S-300 radar are good enough to see planes in Lybano, Mediterranean sea, and Jordan, right ? Why Syria is afraid to use S-300 against Israel planes ? or maybe , everything is so complicated that Syria army is not be able to understand.

    • JJ

      Russia and Israel are allies, get it?
      It doesn’t mean that Russia will stop defending Syria from certain terrorists, but it will never defend her from the Zionists!
      https://www.globalresearch.ca/putinyahus-rusrael-the-putin-netanyahu-relationship-a-deep-personal-bond/5674200

      • gustavo

        Putin and Bibi are allies that is the correct way to say it. Jews-Russian domination does not mean that Russia are happy with them at all. IN fact, Russian non-jews know that part of the Israel plans are the destruction of Russia as a country-power. Sooner or later Russian will have to get rid of Putin (jews domination).

  • irish

    typical isn’treal lies . the iran derangement syndrome is not being treated.

  • JJ

    And where is Russia in all of this? Rusrael will never defend Syria against the Zionists. Although Russia saved Syria from total annihilation, she is at the mercy of the Zionists…

  • Raptar Driver

    Who came up with this policy of shooting the missiles but not the launching platforms? This idiot should be fired yesterday, it is a losing battle and not how one fights aggression, time for some men to step up.