On May 27, the Israeli military dropped leaflets with photos of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officers and commanders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah over the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra.
Brig. Gen. Hussein Hammouch, commander of the 1st Corps’ 90th Brigade, and Munir Ali Naeem Shaito, a senior commander of Hezbollah, can be both seen in the photos.
Shaito, also known as “Jawad Hashim” and “Haj Hashim,” is reportedly one of Hezbollah’s top commanders in al-Qunitra and a personal advisor to Brig. Gen. Hammouch. “A criminal like his father” was written under Shaito photo in the leaflets.
طيران الإسرائيلي يقوم بإلقاء منشورات ورقية في قرى وبلدات القنيطرة القريبة من السياج الاسرائيلي، تحتوي صور للمدعو “جواد هاشم” قيادي في حزب الله، وقائد اللواء 90، بالإضافة إلى عدد من الضباط في ميليشيات الأسد ، تم التقاط الصورة أثناء جولة استطلاع ية بالقرب من السياج. pic.twitter.com/X4erN7lhdn
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The Israeli military dropped similar leaflets with threats to several units and commanders of the SAA 1st Corps over the last few months.
In leaflets dropped over al-Quneitra on May 6, the Israeli military accused Brig. Gen. Hammouch of facilitating Hezbollah movements on the separation of forces line in coordination with Shaito.
The Israeli military is clearly attempting to intimidate SAA officers and Hezbollah commanders in southern Syria. Tel Aviv is too worried about the Lebanese group presence in the region. Earlier this month, several rockets were launched from the region at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in support of Palestinian factions in Gaza who were facing a large Israeli attack at the time.
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