DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:50 P.M.) – Senior U.S. officials said that Israel seems to be preparing for war against Iran as airstrikes against Iranian troops in Syria intensified.

“On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now,” said one senior U.S. official.

The same officials confirmed that Israeli  F-15s jets struck an Iranian base in the Syrian province of Hama, killing and injuring scores of Iranian troops, including officers.

The airstrikes targeted Iranian surface-to-air missiles recently delivered to a base that houses Iran’s 47th Brigade.

The presence of Iranian troops in Syria has been a serious worry for Israel since Iran sent forces to help Syria’s Assad in his fight against the Islamist rebel groups across the country.

Since 2012, the Israeli military has admitted carrying out more than 100 strikes against Iranian troops, bases or weapon convoys intended for the Lebanese resistant Hezbollah group.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 84
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    84
    Shares
ALSO READ  We'll do everything to keep the Iranian nuclear deal - Lavrov

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Blackworth
Guest
Newbie
Commenter
Upvoted
Blackworth

Israel is already at war with Iran. In recent weeks, at least 30 Iranian soldiers have been killed by Israel in Syria. All the world knows that a small contingent of Iranian forces is legitimately present in Syria, on the request of later’s government. But so far, Iran has refrained from retaliating and bitterly swallowed its losses in men and material. So, the U.S. statement is not accurate. It is more accurate to say that Israel is in war with Iran but Iran is not in war with Israel. And the U.N. is looking the other way to a major… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

By delivering missiles to Lebanese Hezbo, which’s disarmament has been voted at the unanimity by UNSC and preferring constantly threats to destroy the state of Israel, Iran violates the UN charter and also provokes these strikes, by letting these transfers happen, the Syrian govt also ask for such intervention. Just read the UN charter and the Hague convention! Even arming a militia as a proxy against another country is a casus belli! They all fukc with Israelis, all end with their butts kicked then they whine about evil Jews, but hey, would they stop their shenanigans, they wouldn’t end butthurt!… Read more »