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Syrian War Report – Jan. 25, 2019: Israeli Patrol Came Under Fire In Golan Heights

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A firefight broke out on the contact line between Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on January 24.

According to the statement, forces from the Syrian side of the contact line opened fired on an IDF patrol. Israeli soldiers returned fire. The IDF reported no casualties, but did not specify where the incident took place.

The IDF also revealed that it had deployed an additional battery of the Iron Dome air defense system in the area of Gush Dan.

These developments came just a few days after extensive Israeli airstrikes on Syrian military and alleged Iranian targets in the countryside of Damascus, which took place on January 20-21. On January 23, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated that Israel’s “policy is clear and it will not change” promising more actions against Iranian in Syria. With no doubt the Israeli-Iranian as well as Israeli-Syrian conflicts continue to escalate.

ISIS cells in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert remain a threat to the Syrian Army. On January 22, ISIS fighters killed 4 Syrian soldiers and officers in the desert west to the US-controlled area of al-Tanf. The killed people were reportedly members of the Sixth Regiment of the army’s Border Guards. Last weekend, government forces eliminated 2 ISIS members in the al-Hublah area, also close to al-Tanf.

According to local sources, hundreds ISIS members still hide in the desert area, including the US-declared security zone near al-Tanf. This threat cannot be neutralized without a large-scale security operation in the area.

Government troops discovered a 600-meter long underground tunnel in the district of Darayya southwest of the capital of Damascus. 14 mines and 20 IEDs were found in the tunnel.

The Syrian Army shelled positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the towns of al-Janabirah and Tell Bazzam and positions of Jaysh al-Izza in the towns of al-Lataminah and Hissraiyah in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Pro-government sources claimed that several militants were killed in the shelling.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Jaysh al-Izza are the main militant groups responsible for violations of the ceasefire regime in the area. However, limited strikes on their positions are far from being enough to neutralize them.

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  • MADE MAKER

    Once the Fighting in SYRIA DIES DOWN ,NEXT move is to GOLAN HEIGHTS AGAINST ISRAEL

  • Hisham Saber

    Excellent. Israel is in for a big strategic defeat coming up soon. The forces arrayed against them are vast and will overwhelm the Zionist entity. Israel has no strategic depth to speak of, and thus is in bad shape in the advent of the coming regional war.

    And please don’t tell me the U.S. , Britain and France will come and save the day for Israel. They will be outmaneuvered, outmatched, outflanked, and enveloped by the forces arrayed against them in the region. The U.S./NATO cannot even defeat a threadbare force in Afghanistan riding motorcycles, armed with only AK-47′, RPG’s, and a few IED’s. The Taliban are actually winning in leaps and bounds.

    The IDF is perhaps the most overrated military in the world. Besides their air force, their ground troops stand no chance against the forces of resistance aligned against them. They are combat hardened, 8 years of real live combat experience in urban, rural and desert fighting, against a tenacious, zealous, radical enemy compared to the IDF ground forces who showed themselves to be farcical and ineffective in the 33 day war against Hezbollah alone. 75,000 IDF troops, and two armored battalions, a total of 400 Merkava ( Chariot of God ) Main Battle Tanks, could not even take Lebanese border villages when they were routed by 4500 Hezbollah ‘ regulars ‘ , . Hezbollah had it Special Forces and Commandos stationed north of the Litani River Line, and they saw no combat. So imagine if they did, coupled with the Syrian Arab Army, NDF, Hezbollah, IRGC, Iraqi Hezbollah, Iraqi PMU’s (Popular Mobilization Units) thousands of volunteers from Russia(Chechens), Afghanistan, whom some sources number between 25-30 thousand in Syria.

    Their is a whole extremely vast, very experienced force ready to bring down the Zionist entity occupying Palestine. And they will. Wait and see.

    • Zaphod Braden

      “And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.” —Judges 1:19 Yeah —- YAHWEH had his ass kicked by IRON chariots .
      Yes, God punishes people for messing with Israel, which is why Rome lasted for centuries , after destroying Israel. Apparently God is either lazy or really slow to get around to vengeance. The ROMAN GOD wiped out Israel for TWO THOUSAND YEARS and it only came back now as an artificial creation of the United Nations. http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf
      Egypt, Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Sassanids, the Caliphate, Seljuks, Crusaders, Saladin. Ottomans, ALL conquered “invincible” Israel ALL have equal and even greater claim to Palestine.
      If GOD wanted the Jews in Palestine he would not THROW THEM OUT everytime they go there.

      • Chris Saunders

        He kept throwing them out because they kept disobeying Him, continually. God even called them a “stubborn and stiff necked people..” He sent prophets like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Habakkuk, Malachi and John the Baptist to them again and again, warning them that they would be thrown out of the land He gave them if they did not change their ways, but they continually kept rebelling. The reason He didn’t lead them in the way of the Philistines was because the Hebrews could not have withstood the shock and awe of the iron chariots. In a similar way the Hebrews were too fearful of invading Canaan because of the Giants living there at the time. They ended up staying 40 years in the desert south of the Jordan river until a new generation had been born who were not afraid of the giants. God doesn’t override our own lack of faith. That’s all He has to work with . .

        • jako

          You diligently elaborating his comment even though he was saying pure blasphemy against the God !?!?

      • Attrition47

        Yet again you mistake zionists for Jews. Zionists murder Jews, they keep Palestine Judenrein.

      • jako

        “YAHWEH had his ass kicked by IRON chariots”

        What you say here is pure BLASPHEMY !
        Because you ridicule God of all 3 monotheist religions!
        For all Christians Yahweh is just Hebraic name for God the Father.
        So you are trying to say that God was “wining” against Himself?!?

        You are ignorant insolent low life.
        Cherry picking for your convenience something that is totally FALSE !!
        And creating totally false story!
        Yahweh has put Hebrews through many difficult situations and brought them impossible victories as well and all for reason…..
        If you don’t believe in GOD so why do you use Bible in the first place when you don’t understand it?!!
        Either you are some evil atheist with no respect for other peoples feelings (because you insult GOD of Hebrews, Muslims and Christians here )
        Or you are some sick Satanist.
        Or you are (which is most probable) usual ( on this forum ) ignorant simpleton who by wanting to spit on “Jews” are spiting on what is most sacred for Christians and Muslims alike?

        • Zaphod Braden

          “As for Christianity, there is a dispute among Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry as well. Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.”
          Read that last bit again, slowly, so the christianzionists can keep up: “Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.”
          No low IQ muslim would love the tormentors of their prophet.
          “… a gentile who worships false gods is liable, [for the death penalty] provided he worships them in the accepted manner.* A gentile is executed for every type of foreign worship which a Jewish court would consider worthy of capital punishment.” Maimonides, Hilchot Melachim XI, Mishneh Torah
          “It may interest ‘Judeo-Christians’ http://judaism.is/judeo-chr… to know that while “elder brother” Maimonides strictly maintained Christians to be idolaters, he ruled that Muslims are not idolators:
          ‘These Muslims [Ishmaelim] are not in any way idolators. [Idolatry] has already been removed from their mouths and their hearts, and they unify G-d in the appropriate manner without any admixture [of idolatrous beliefs].’” Maimonides, Responsa, 448
          http://mauricepinay.blogspo
          “The Christians are idolaters, and Sunday is their holiday…” Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Avodah Zorah, 9;4
          “The Christians are worshipers of Avodah Zorah [idolatry]” Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Ma’akhalot Assurot, 11:7

          • jako

            What is “idolatry as well” ?!
            Are you insinuating that Yahweh is not God the Father?!?
            If you do, than that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!
            I do not care if Jews do not consider Yahweh to be Christian God the Father (if they do that they are insane )
            Old Testament is integral part of the Bible.

            And you by saying this DISGUSTING words:

            “YAHWEH had his ass kicked by IRON chariots”

            You are saying blasphemy !
            I don’t want to speak in the name of Muslims but as Christian
            I know very well what I am talking about.
            You are in vulgar way insulting God the Father of the whole Christianity !
            It is pure insult !
            MAYBE I was wrong for Muslims (I’m not an expert on Islam) but that is the most definitely God of all Christians!
            Always was and always will be!

            What is there to “read” after all you have said in the 1st comment?!
            What are your motives and “explanations” I don’t want even to know.
            I have seen enough.
            All your theoretical gibberish on “idolatry” and rules in Hebraic religion and Islam does not concern or interest me.
            I am just ordinary Christian not religious expert.

            ” who worships false gods is liable, [for the death penalty] ”

            And those who blaspheme God like you did ?!

          • Zaphod Braden

            JUDAS ISCARIOT is alive and preaching from the pulpit of many American Churches.
            Any “teacher” who diverts Christians into bowing to the Jewish Temple Priests is a JudasGoat betraying the Flock of Christ.
            He who blesses Israel Crucifies Christ.
            CHRISTians should welcome any Jew that comes to Jesus.
            Jesus is the NEW Covenant presented to mankind by God.
            CHRISTians cannot support or aid Israel or the Jewish Nation that denies the Lamb of God.
            OLD testament / NEW testament
            WAR god / PEACE god
            OLD covenant / NEW covenant
            NEVER FORGIVE or FORGET / FORGIVENESS and LOVE
            The ESSENCE of Judaism is VENGEANCE
            The ESSENCE of CHRISTianity is FORGIVENESS.
            ANTI: a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” “antiparticle of,” used in the formation of compound words (anticline); used freely in combination with elements of any origin (antibody; antifreeze; antiknock;;;; ANTICHRIST).
            The LAMB of GOD was the FINAL sacrifice. Rebuilding the Jewish Temple and resuming bloody animal sacrifices repudiates the Crucifixion, SACRIFICE of Jesus. JOHN 2:20 King James Bible “Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?”
            JESUS -IS- the THIRD TEMPLE if you are a CHRISTian.
            The Jews made a deity of the law which, after all they wrote it, so they were deifying their own works. Christ made NEW by telling those who would listen that the law was in their hearts (i.e. the spiritual spark of divinity is in each and every one of us). Like any organized religion, Christ represented a heretic to the Jews hold over the people so he had to be killed and kill him they did.
            Let’s not forget it was Christ who cursed the fig tree ( Israel ) and prophesied it’s destruction ( including the temple and it’s walls ). Also he left it desolate.

      • Hisham Saber

        The Israelites of ancient times are not the Rabbinical Talmudic Khazar Jews of today, who make up about 90% of todays Jews.

        Those Israelites largely converted to Christianity and later Islam. Out of the twelve tribes of Israel, mentioned in the Gospels and Quran, only two ran off with the Babylonian Talmud , and once the Khazars accepted Talmudic Judaism, they ended up there. In the old Kingdom of Khazaria. In the Russian steppes, north of the Caucuses. Then they migrated to eastern Europe after the Muslim Mongol Golden Horde destroyed Khazaria. Now they are largely concentrated in the U.S.

        Henceforth, the overwhelming and vast majority of the global body of Jews are NOT Semitic.

    • Otto Von

      Listen, Israels nuclear bombs numbering hundreds is its strategic depth. Those bombs would turn their enemies capitals into glass.

  • Zaphod Braden

    A goat farted and the Israelis started crying “holocaust, holocaust!”

  • USAberserker

    Could it be because they happen to be in someone else’s country illegally?

  • Mr Bray

    I read a funny version of this story, which sounds like it could be true because it is so ridiculous (and similar things have happened in Ukraine).

    Apparently some Iranians embedded with the Syrians showed thier arses to the Israelis and shouted some profanities at them, mocking them. No shots fired, just words exchanged.

    The Iraelis shouted back and some general insults were exchanged. An Israeli NCO ended it by firing his rifle in the air. Apparently the Iranians then went to cover and shot in the general direction of the Israelis but not at them.

    Apparently both sides went home bigging it up as real combat contact with the enemy and the propaganda machine ran with it, as they usually do.

    • John

      I can see the IDF personnel doing this but, not SAA and Co. guys. They have been doing real fighting for a long time and grab ass behavior would probably not interest them.

      • Sinbad2

        After a long day of fighting between Australian forces and the Turkish army at Gallipoli during WWI, an Australian voice shouted out, “play you again next weekend”
        It’s a weird form of stress relief.

        • John

          Hey Sinbad. Stuff happens out there. Chopping heads off and smiling for the camera, is the normal form of stress release I have seen in this war. I just don’t see light weight behavior going on on the Golan at this point. The Israeli kids just don’t have any trigger time vs serious opponents and the SAA and Co. have been doing more serious interchanges for years now.

          What I want to see is if this type of thing increases in terms of occurrence. I wish well to you.

        • jako

          Of topic…Am I wrong?
          Gallipoli was massacre for the Aussies and they were set up by the Britt’s…many died

          • Sinbad2

            It was Winston Churchill’s grand plan, and the British officers were the retarded sons of the British Aristocracy.

  • jim crowland

    I would not mess with israel……of you want to survive…