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Israeli Defense Officials Say Iran Is Withdrawing From Syria

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Israeli Defense Officials Say Iran Is Withdrawing From Syria

IMAGE: An Israeli F-35I takes off from Uvda airbase during Blue Flag 2019

Iranian forces are withdrawing from Syria and closing military bases there, the Times of Israel reported on May 5, citing Israeli defense officials.

According to the officials, the recent wave of Israeli attacks on Syria are “bearing fruity” as Iranian forces have begun to evacuate a number of military bases in the country. The sources claimed that the number of Shiite fighters in Syria also dropped recently.

In the recent few months, Israel increased its attacks on Syria. The most recent attack targeted the al-Safirah research center in southern Aleppo.

The officials told the Times of Israel that Iran will not accept it recent “setbacks” in Syria without responding in a way or another.

The officials went one to say that Syria is now paying a “larger price” for hosting Iranian forces, revealing that a number of Syrian air-defense system were targeted in the recent Israeli strikes.

“Syria is paying a growing price for the Iranian presence in its territory, for a war that isn’t [Syria’s]. Iran has turned from an asset to Syria into a burden,” the defense officials said, adding that Israel will keep its pressure on Iran until its military “leaves Syria for good.”

Earlier this month, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel has “moved from blocking Iran’s entrenchment in Syria to forcing it out of there.”

The recent strikes on Syria reflects Israel’s determination to push Iran out of the country. Iran on the other hand, will not likely leave Syria anytime soon as its forces are present there upon the request of the Damascus government.

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Dick Von Dast'Ard

Sounds like a slight ratcheting down of regional tensions if so.

Iran also wins as the U.S. has less of a reason to get involved if Iran lessens it’s presence inside Syria.

Free man

Sounds like an Israelis’ wishful thinking.
Unfortunately, the struggle between Iran and Israel on Syrian soil is far from over.

Mahmoud Larfi

It’s rather a one way bashing instead of a struggle.

Free man

You’re right. Apparently, the lack of response from the Iranian forces has become obvious.

opet ja

Without direct attacks on Israeli bases there won’t be any end of Syrian war. Israel helps its proxies, destroys Syrian military and civil infrastructure. And don’t really know why Syria got S-300 when it never used it?? Waiting for total war against Israel or Putin has forbidden the use of the system? If Iran pulls out then Syria will be alone since Russia has no intentions to go deeper into conflict and finish it once for all.

Free man

This is exactly what Syria is missing right now, a direct war against Israel. Syria needs to be destroyed in order to advance the interests of the mullahs regime. LOL.

Lazy Gamer

That doesnt even make sense given the reality.

Free man

I was sarcastic. Syria doesn’t need another country to fight against.

Lazy Gamer

Errr. I was referring to your second sentence.

Free man

The Mullahs regime sends its proxy forces to die for them. This is their war tactic. After all, the guy is suggesting to the Syrians to fight against Israel, while the mullahs are afraid to do it themselves.

<>

Oh please do try to attack our bases, but don’t send others to do it. Come yourself.

klove and light

i fucked your american mama up her ass!!!!!

surprise…..she is a Zionist whore…smelled like 1

Free man

It turns out that there are many brave people when it comes to the life of something else.

<>

Yeah man, some really deluded guys here.

Stef

I just dont understand why Iran troops in Syria dont all redeploy to Russian bases would that not safe them in airstrikes because Israel would not attack a Russian base.

Free man

The Russians apparently don’t want the Iranians next to them.
After all, the Israelis are bombing the Iranian forces because Russia allows / wants it.

AM Hants

Remind me, but, isn’t Syria a sovereign nation, not a Russian state? Why do so many media disinformation agents assume Russia is in control of Syria, rather than just lending a hand?

As President Assad said.

‘You either have a country or you do not’, when comparing the stratgegic, intelligence and maturity of the Russian leaders with the insanity and immaturity coming out of the US.

Free man

I don’t understand what you’re aiming for.
Putin is indeed a brilliant statesman. But the Russian interest is not identical to the Iranian interest. Right now in Syria, the interests the two are at odds.

Cromwell

What i want to know after all this time why Israeli jets are not downed and their bases inside Israel hit with ballistic missiles?you can’t fight a war against those bastards with one arm tied behind your back.

swedish_viking

Israel doesn’t fly over Syria and engage their attacks from outside of Syria borders, often from Lebanon or Israel.
If Israel was to fly their jets over Syria then it’s very likely that they would be shot down.
Why should Syria attack military targets in Israel?
That would only escalate to a war that Syria has nothing to gain from.
Israeli attacks doesn’t achieve anything of military importance.

Free man

“If Israel was to fly their jets over Syria then it’s very likely that they would be shot down.” – From where do you suppose the Israeli planes fired at Aleppo?
“That would only escalate to a war that Syria has nothing to gain from.” – I agree.

Rhodium 10

Israel fired cruise missile Delilah with 240km range..they just have entered through Jordan/Iraq fly away of Air defense between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor..and launch the missile!

Free man

The guy said that the Israeli planes are not entering Syria airspace .

Rhodium 10

They dont enter…but in this case have entered to attack east of Aleppo through Syria/Iraq border and have launched missile from a point between Palmyra and Deir ezzor..no SAD are deployed between that points!

swedish_viking

Israel often use GBU-39 that are fired from outside of Syria and they use the range of the weapon to reach the targets.
If the range is to large for GBU-39 then other munitions like Delilah or IAI Harop may be used instead.

Israel often engage attacks from Lebanon, the Mediterranean Sea and Israel but we seen attacks where Israel used .
Israeli attacks often comes from more then one direction sometimes 3 directions so they use more then one location for the attack.
Israel did however fly over Syria in February 2018 when Syria shot down an Israel F-16.
Israel doesn’t need to enter Syria to attack targets in Syria, you don’t risk the life of the pilot when you don’t need to.

Israel isn’t stupid there very tactical and strategic in their attacks, one can also see how Israeli attacks on Syria have evolved during the conflict.

<>

Because after that the IDF will enter a full scale war against your patheric SAA and nothing will be left of them. You understand? 50 IQ ape.

Rhodium 10

Thats Stupid when Syria can launch supersonic Bastion P-800 Onix guide by Glonass!..just 4 of them targeting Tel Aviv and israel show white flag beside multiples drones launched by Hezbollah and Iran….have you seen palestine launched masive homemade rockets and panic in Israel?…imagine Syria, Iran and hezbollah!

<>

Keep dreaming, we never surrender that’s not in our terminology.

<>

Because the Russian themselves won’t let them hide in their bases, the truth is they hate them even more than us and they ruin their interests in Syria.

Tommy Jensen

As Assad, Rouhani and Putin cannot see everything in the top, we are just giving advises with our profound expertise on geo-political matters.

If they had followed my advises, this war in Syria would have been over a long time ago!

klove and light

way to go treacherous Zionist pig putin

JIMI JAMES

Won’t work mason,your nazi covert neo-liberal ops along with nocando hellsboolocks are on the backfoot,how you ask? Simple really get the covert zio anti christ mi6/cia out of their ranks,after all where were iran/hellsbollocks back then when their avid buisness partners were playing a blind eye when isis were decimating Assad that was only untill PUTIN decided to factually do something about it and infact where no other Leader on earth dared even have the sack?
Serously comment like that only make you no better than these packa weeny lamestream followers who try to blame it all on communitys/aka communists alike,wrong or right they will not get the freebie bailout from china nor russia for that matter,and the zionists hate nothing more than to see the rabid turks and russia get along,more than shall we say cia/mi6/hellsbollocks?
Just saying:

Rafik Chauhan

so israeli Zionist scum proof that they are afraid of Shiite ressitance fighters bcuz they don’t want to repeat battale of khayber scenario. where Zionist forefather king was killed and all the Zionist cum run away like there is bomb in thier pants. But history will repeat soon and war of khayber will be there and it will be total destruction of Zionist and thier slave. it has also proof that israeli cannot fight ground war and always depend on thier airforce. and for ressitance they don’t need airforce to fight cowards.

<>

Not afraid at all, bring all the Shias you want they will die like flies.

Traiano Welcome

Translation:

“We can’t see them anymore.”

Meaning: Israeli intel has dried up on the ground.

swedish_viking

Sounds like a deal between Bibbi (Benjamin Netanyahu) and Benny (Benjamin Gantz) doesn’t allow Bibbi to continue attacking Syria like he used to.

LaRata

US, UK, France and Israel are the bigger looser in Syria ,,,,

liana sammartino

100%

Karen Bartlett

I think this is probably b.s.

Pave Way IV

IDF officials have made this claim about Iran/Hez/Shia militia for years as Syrian de-headchopperization winds down. It’s intended as feel-good PR for Israel to make it look like their Vietnam-era regional air-dominance strategy of yesteryear still matters. It has to be used to justify itself. They are even more delusional about that than U.S. chickenhawks, if that’s even possible.

Air dominance (of some sorts) is an effective club for beating a defenseless ‘potential threat’ to appear submissive or at least less threatening. Overall, it still suffers from the classic psychopath self-destruction trap: there is no endpoint.

Did any IRCG really leave Syria because of the withering punishment and intimidation of the IAF? No idea, but it’s the only club Israel has. You don’t need a lot of imagination to understand how an ‘Israeli Defense official’ would interpret any sign of a withdrawal.

Icarus Tanović

Yes, Israel, actually Zionists, KSA and CIA would like to see total destruction of Islam and Muslims in Syria and implenetation, actually intoxication with Wahhabism, so Wahhabis can take over Syria. That’s not going to happen.
Cheers…

Zionism = EVIL

The Americunts and Zionists are very weak and desperate now and the reality is :

Tehran is determined to challenge Washington’s self-appointed role to
navigate an Afghan settlement or face saving withdrawal. The eviction of U.S. presence in Iraq and
Afghanistan has become top priority in Tehran’s regional strategies as well as total commitment to Syria as Zarif and Ghaani’s recent visits to Damascus and Golan clearly demonstrated
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General Ghaani meeting Hezbollah leaders on the Golan.

Zionism = EVIL

Actually, both general Ghaani and Zarif visited Syria, Lebanon and Golan recently and committed to total Iranian support for the resistance till eternity. Hezbollah’s position in Lebanon and Syria is much stronger as you are well aware Karen, since it is providing social services, relief and Pimpeovirus medical support to over 2 million Lebanese as the government has collapsed. Iran’s commitment to Hezbollah is now over $1 billion and more support is now coming from Shia diaspora in the Persian Gulf, Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Iran has recently supplied over 300 million barrels of oil to Syria as all the surplus oil on tankers was off loaded at Tartus in the past 4 weeks. These are documented FACTS. Meanwhile, Tehran has switched to a proactive policy toward Afghanistan.Tehran’s key interlocutor and veteran Afghan hand, Mohammad Ebrahim
Taherian visited Kabul on April 20 as relations with the Sunni Taliban are at its best and Iranian influence is now even accepted in largely Pashtun areas. This partly due to General Ghaani’s several years stint in Afghanistan and his fluency in both Dari and Pashto. So as you rightly say, this is KOSHER BULLSHIT and sure fire sign of Zionist desperation and failure!

Vitex

I think yer probably right :)

johnny rotten

The zionist theocracy claims to decide who can stay in another country, even if this is not in its jurisdiction, but flying too high makes the fall more painful, there is no doubt that the fall will be, for those who sin of presumption and always trust on the strength of the Yankee golem.

Ashok Varma

Beyond wishful thinking.

verner

wrong way to go – in order to clean out palestine of all jews, Iran and turkey need to cooperate and flood syria with soldiers and weapons and missiles and bulldozers before starting the exodus of the jews from palestine.

Mohammad

Strikes like this are never enough to push Iran out of Syria, the strikes are mostly focused on ammo depots and such.. This is too stupid to be believed. Either way, Russia allowed Iran to use hemimeim air base, Russia doesn’t appreciate the strikes but it doesn’t want to create a new war, the thing is, that’s the Syrian decision actually, to not respond to Israel yet, but most don’t know that. We can expect an end once the terrorists are eliminated, Israel knows that, that’s why they are taking advantage for as long as they can. But the war also has some advantages, hizbollah has gained much experience during the war, so did the Syrian army and our allies. This is what’s threatening Israel’s existence. For now, we need to be patience until idleb is taken care of.

<>

Hezbollah is hardly a threat to our existence, they make alot of noise but the moment we come for them they wlll run and the Lebanese will pay the price for their actions. I don’t have a problem if they want to start their little war with us, just don’t expect 1200 Lebanese casualties.

Mohammad

2006 *cough cough*

<>

You proved my point exactly, it won’t be 2006.

Raptar Driver

You’re right about that, It is God that is a threat to your existence And he’s coming for you soon because of your great deceptions.

shylockracy

A Zioterrorist wet dream to see Iran retreat and the Wahhabis takeover Syria. The Rothschild neocolony in Palestine will be reeling when Iran, Syria, and allies turn out stronger from their sanctions, covid19 bioterrorism, and ISIS proxy sabotage. Their global Ziocorporate terrorist NWO wasn’t so easy to predictively program to begin with.

Icarus Tanović

Yes that’s very right.

Rhodium 10

Neither terrorist nor Turkish army have been able to expel Hezbollah&IRGC troops from Syria … but Israel with just a few cruise missile vs empty warehouse ( most of them intercepted) dream that they have been manage to keep IRGC&Hezbollah away….

<>

If you were a NATO soldier like you claimed, you would know that we have the option to do alot more than just airstrikes but it won’t be good for either the SAA or Russia’s interests so it’s best to avoid it. IRGC and Hezbollah don’t have the capabilities to fight us from Syria at the moment, they will just keep dying there like they deserve. Keep your eyes open, the next airstrike is just around the corner.

Swift Laggard II

a tiger does not proclaim it’s tigretude, it pounces. your empty threats impress no one

<>

I don’t make threats, I execute them.

John Wallace

Execute them by standing at a roadblock in an industrial area with other comic book war heroes checking out each others circumcision.. Dead right … no threat there at all.

John Wallace

John Wallace

Really tuff standing on her family land then jail her for telling you to FO.. comment image

Raptar Driver

What a tight pussy you are.

<>

Wanna come here and tell it to my face?

Raptar Driver

I would love to do that and even more but you know covid, can’t travel to other countries, sorry buddy.

Rhodium 10

Israel use the Delilah cruise missile which have only 30kg of warhead…it use that kind of missile because they have to fly low and far away of SAD…when they were using AGM 142 more powerful but less range and not cruise..comment image israeli jets had to to fly high and near the target..thats why one of them were shot down and 2 damage!..by the way here is a present for you…a Delilah cut off by Pantsir in Damascus!…

<>

It doesn’t matter if they stopped one missile or even some, we will keep targeting the IRGC in Syria till they leave or a war starts.

S Melanson

Good day Iron Zion. For that next air strike, how will it be authorized given there is now some agreement on power sharing – does this mean Netanyahu will have to ask Gantz for permission to carry out the strikes? I doubt that would be a desired photo op for such a humbling spectacle of God Emperor Netanyahoo seeking Gantz’s blessings.

Any thoughts on how the power sharing will actually work in practice and will policies shift as a result?

I agree best to avoid major confrontation going beyond air strikes, but what would be cause(s) for Israel to escalate the situation with all the risks that would involve? For example, is there a target date by which Iran must be out of Syria and if date comes but Iran still in Syria, then escalate…?

Also, I would be surprised if Iran is actually in the process of leaving Syria and more likely repositioning forces to be less vulnerable. What do you think Iran is doing?

<>

Good day Melanson! Actually when it comes to Iran in Syria then both of them share the same views that we need to kick them out. Bibi will stay the PM for 1.5 years till he gets replaced, Gantz the DM (after 40 years in the army he is our best man) and the attacks are just going to increase now when we have a government running (after more than a year of elections). The escalation can come from an Iranian response like shooting missiles vs IDF bases, then we would have to hit and destroy targets all across Syria including SAA ones. Iran is not going to leave so quickly since they have their “resistance agenda” but we are also not going to let them entrench themselves. It’s up to the Iranian people to take down the mullahs, we can just speed things up.

Furkan Sahin

I think Yair Lapid will be president next election

<>

I hope so, he has my vote now.

AM Hants

Israel wishes.

There is an interesting article over on Stalker Zone, with regards United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) accusing the Russian army of “inhumanely” bombing Aleppo.

Remind me, but, who is in control of the OHCHR? Is it still the Saudi Team, who are renowned for their humane qualities?

Germany Is Probing for a Response From Russia… https://www.stalkerzone.org/germany-is-probing-for-a-response-from-russia/

Which are the twelve UN members, out of 193, that funded the Joint Investigative Mechanism and are they now funding the IIT, section of the OPCW? Together with the EU.

Why are they also funding the White Helmets?

Are they the same crowd behind the OHCHR crowd who are trying to blame the success of Syria on Syria, Russia and Iran?

Tommy Jensen

Sad to see so many Western people for sale and hypocrisy.

AM Hants

Sick isn’t it?

Xoli Xoli

Israel is the only country in the Middle East and the entire world which provoke Syria,Iran and Hizbollah.Evil israel plan all wars and regimes changes.

John

This comes off an article by Ben Caspit yesterday. I read it on Al-Monitor. Caspit is an Israeli writer whom I have grown to appreciate and respect. He is frequently very critical of the way Israel does business, even to Israelis. He is more than okay in my book.

The article itself, had to do with the IDF viewpoint. He was just passing on what some in power think over there. I do not think it is real and will continue to think that there have not been any setbacks at all for Iran. It is not how they go about it. Typical Occidental/Israeli planning and progress marks are not their thing. Iran seems to roll more like the British military of WWII. They just move forward to a point they desire to reach. When they get there, they move on to the next one …. no pressure fellas.

Hence, there are no setbacks, only the journey from point A to point B. Iran has achieved many arrivals at desired destinations. Need an example? Their current missile inventory could probably wipe Israel itself in short order. Even former Israeli officials have conceded this. A few bombs here or there in Syria or anyplace else, do not change that dynamic. So, how do a couple of dust clouds compare to the fact that Israeli security of the state itself has been existentially compromised? It does not.

The announcement looks like a PR stunt, trying to cover up the fact that they are wasting time and resources during a worldwide pandemic. Nobody, not Russia, China, Syria, Iran or even Hez has rasied an eyebrow about the current series of strikes by the IAF. Syrian sources have even said the new Chinese radar systems are helping them against these strikes. It’s a nothing burger in the course of normal business. My take, I wish well to all.

John Wallace

Yeah we all believed Netanbooboo in 2012 with his petard diagram showing Iran on the verge of having the bomb so it follows we all believe this .. Did they also announce the death of Kim Jong-un as well..
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cechas vodobenikov

doubtful even the Israelis believe these lies

Tommy Jensen

Whattabout Syrias S-300? Whattabout that?

Lazy Gamer

This remains to be seen. If anything else, recent events compels it to double down.

Kitosan My

ISRAELI DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY IRAN IS WITHDRAWING FROM SYRIA
>>> sure .. and pigs can fly …. Israel thinks the Iranians are stone throwing Palestinian kids …

Kitosan My

NEXT .. will be GOLAN HEIGHT !!!!

Assad must stay

lol u wish, iran not gonna leave till syria asks them to

liana sammartino

NO, it is the Russians who put a better system defense in place, and Israel knows it is risking more…

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