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War Report: Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Military Vehicle Amid Escalation In Southern Lebanon

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War Report: Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Military Vehicle Amid Escalation In Southern Lebanon

A large-scale escalation has taken place on the contact line between Israeli forces and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

On September 1, the Israeli military launched several shells at unidentified targets in Shebaa Farms, located in the Israeli-occupied area. An Israeli drone also dropped several incendiary grenades at Bestrah in the Lebanese-controlled part of Shebaa Farms.

In response to these attacks, Hezbollah destroyed an Israeli military vehicle near the Avivim military post in Upper Galilee with an anti-tank guided missile. The Lebanese group said that the attack was carried out by a unit named after Hassan al-Zabib and Yasser Dahir, two of the group’s fighters who were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital of Damascus in August.

Hezbollah said that several Israeli soldiers were killed or injured in the attack. However, Israel denies these claims.

In their turn, Tel Aviv forces launched over 100 artillery shells and employed helicopters to attack southern Lebanon.

The escalation on the contact line is the logical continuation of the previous aggressive Israeli actions in the region, including attacks on Beirut and Damascus. Experts say that the current Israeli political leadership is intentionally escalating the situation in order to gain the upper hand in the upcoming parliamentary election.

On August 31, a new ceasefire entered force in Syria’s Greater Idlib marking another attempt of the participants of the Astana format (involving Syria, Turkey, Iran and Russia) to de-escalate the situation in northwestern Syria via diplomatic measures.

The one-sided ceasefire was announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on August 30 and confirmed by the Syrian Armed Forces on August 31. However, the Syrian military said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) would use its right to retaliate to any ceasefire violation by terrorists.

Earlier in August, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other radical groups rejected a similar ceasefire and immediately started violating it. This led to the resumption of the SAA advance in northern Hama and southern Idlib and to the liberation of Khan Shaykhun.

According to local sources, the new round of the ceasefire in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone is not expected to last long. The main reason is the behavior of the so-called opposition. Immediately, after the start of the ceasefire, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle monitoring the ceasefire regime.

On September 1, Syrian newspaper al-Watan reported that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and its so-called Salvation Government in Greater Idlib could be soon dissolved as part of the Russian-Turkish agreement on the Idlib zone. According to the report, the terrorist group is now involved in talks with the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation with the mediation of Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Sham. Nonetheless, even if Hayat Tahrir al-Sham officially dissolves, the terrorist threat in Idlib will not be removed because all of its commanders and members remain in the area.

On August 31, at least 7 SAA soldiers were injured in an improvised explosive device explosion which hit their bus in the area between Eastern Ghariyah and al-Karak in eastern Daraa. Pro-government activists said that ISIS cells in southern Syria were likely behind the attack. On July 17, 5 SAA soldiers were killed and several others were injured in a similar attack near the town of al-Yadudah in western Daraa.

As the main point of tensions moved to Greater Idlib, cells of ISIS and other radical groups have taken advantage of a decrease in the scale of anti-terrorist operations in southern Syria to increase their own activity in the region.

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  • neil barron

    Nothing but sand scarabs. Never knowing what their existence on earth is for, refer back to the first sentence.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Their dig from Idlib to Turkeystan.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    And just as the ceasefire in Idlib takes effect [broken instantly by the SAA lol], the ALF go on a total rampage in Aleppo, they just killed 10 Turks as well as dozens of their proxies right near the Turkish border, in just one attack alone, and they’re not stopping, they’re DESPERATELY escalating hostilities now.
    Erdogan has to divide his attention now between 2 problems, I’m sure he’d like to concentrate on implementing the new ceasefire in Idlib but he can’t, because now he has to also concentrate on the ALF attacking his southern border as well, is that just a coincidence or is it possibly a sign of covert cooperation between the SAA and ALF, I suggest cooperation.

  • Icarus Tanović

    How many times they’ll, Wahhabis rebrand them selves? They can change names as long as they like, but their goals are the same.

  • RichardD

    This could be the beginning of the end of the Syria war. And one of the reasons that the baby rapers are getting so aggressive. Because there’s more than a remote possibility that they’re next on the agenda.

    “Ankara would be better off cooperating with Moscow, Damascus, Tehran, and Baghdad, and outlined a five-point plan, which included surrender of all Ankara-supported groups in Syria in return for an amnesty from Damascus, followed by joint efforts by Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria to clear the region from Kurdish and other armed groups, creation of conditions for return of Syrian refugees and ending of the United States’ interference in the region.”

    – Turkish Politician Claims East Syria Safe Zone Move by Ankara to Drive US, Kurds Apart –

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201909031076708163-turkish-politician-claims-east-syria-safe-zone-move-by-ankara-to-drive-us-kurds-apart/

    • gustavo

      Sorry, but I do not believe this. Israel-USA will not leave Kurds alone. Turkey (NATO member) will not act without USA approval. USA-Israel-NATO have been totally successful with destroying Syria by introducing and supporting terrorists in Syria to accomplish this goal. Turkey is a Syria enemy and very far away to become a friend country. Turkey (NATO member) will continue supporting terrorists at Idlib somehow. Peace in Syria will not be possible with terrorists (including Kurds) there, in the same way the peace in Russia was not possible with German there during WWII.

  • RichardD

    Regional coalition special forces should start moving into the West Bank and Gaza with equipment for clearing the IDF and Israeli government out of the occupied territories. And to assist with standing up diversions of Palestinian infantry and armored and air calvary. As the main clearing force supported by coalition ground, naval and air power. For use in negotiating an Israeli withdrawal. And removing the IDF by force on an as needed basis.

  • Simon Bernstein

    IDF just annihilated another hezbolah position in Deir ezzor syria! Haha Mazel Tov!

  • Simon Bernstein

    First hezbolla missile missed, 2nd possibly hit. NO DAMAGE was inflicted upon IDF vehicle. Injured photos was of an actor/dummy. No casualties whatsoever :)

  • Simon Bernstein

    The freedom fighting rebels in syria are more proficient with their ATGM than the moron hezbola are. At least they can hit an assad regime tank. hezbollah completely missed 2 shots! Neither of them were direct hits, instead they impacted on the ground right next to the idf vehicle

    • gustavo

      My dear jew friend, for sure on the video shown by Hezbollah, we clearly see a remote controlled military vehicle carring many robots at the moment the vehicle blow up in pieces.
      Do not worry, jews are indestructible since they are protected by God. What happened in 2006 with Hezbollah is just fiction.

  • gustavo

    OK, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (Al Qaeda) and Salvation Government in Greater Idlib (ISIS-Al Qaeda) will have a new name….let us call them “Cha-Cha-Cha,” now, does this mean that with this new name these persons are not terrorists anymore. Well, just wait a little bit to see how Cha-Cha-Cha will start attacking SAA and Russia military basis.

  • opet ja

    Here is the video how Israeli vehicle “wasn’t hit”
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/09/02/israel-lied-a-general-died-in-hezbollah-attack/

    Now there are speculations, was it direct hit, who was injured or killed, was inside IDF general….