Israel military official says Iran behind thwarted attack on Syrian border

A tank can be seen positioned on the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Feb 11, 2018. (REUTERS) August 8, 2020 Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, on Friday met with elite Maglan troops that Israel says thwarted an attack on the [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Why no reaction yet from Tehran over recent explosions in Iran’s nuclear facilities

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) By Track Persia August 7, 2020 Over the last few weeks, Iran has been struck by a series of explosions and fires that targeted [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran again accuses US, Israel of standing behind Beirut blast

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. (AFP) August 7, 2020 Iranian officials again accused Thursday both Israel and the US of standing behind a massive explosion that hit Beirut’s port Tuesday and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Tel Aviv hints punishing Damascus for Iranian cells

Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights. (AFP) August 06, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Wednesday to punish the Syrian regime for any threats following Israeli strikes in southern Syria. Israel had staged military strikes near al-Quneitra in southern Syria on Monday. The Israeli army announced that its strikes followed the [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Netanyahu warns Iran-backed Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on January 7, 2018. (REUTERS) August 5, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria by suspected [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

15 said killed in mystery airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Syria

Iran-backed militia fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) August 4, 2020 At least 15 people were killed in a mysterious air attack on a base used by Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias, a war monitor group focused on Syria said Tuesday. Citing “reliable” sources, [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Iran rules out drone or missile attack as cause of nuclear site incident

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) July 31, 2020 A member of an influential Iranian security body said on Friday it had ruled out drone or missile attacks as the cause of an incident at [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Isreal, North America, USA|

What is Iran’s strategy amid Israel-Hezbollah tensions?

Israeli soldiers patrol the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, July 26, 2018. (Reuters) By Seth J. Frantzman July 30, 2020 Iran has been surprisingly quiet amid the growing Israel-Hezbollah tensions. Part of that is due to the fact that Iran is running a massive military drill off [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Iran, Hezbollah are unable to fully respond to increase in Israeli attacks

An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter plane performs at an air show in the Negev desert. (AFP) July 28, 2020 Iran and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon do not have the maneuverability to respond to increasing Israeli attacks against them and are unlikely to carry out a large-scale retaliation, said [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|

Israel says it thwarts Iran-linked Hezbollah infiltration attempt

An Israeli soldier runs to direct an armoured personal vehicle near the Syrian border in the Golan Heights, on May 10. (AFP) July 27, 2020 The Israeli military on Monday said it thwarted an infiltration attempt by Hezbollah militants — setting off one of the heaviest exchanges of fire along the volatile Israel-Lebanon [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Isreal, Lebanon, Syria|