RAPID ESCALATION: Israel Already Striking Syrian Army And Iranian Bases In Syria

Israeli air strikes have begun in Syria against the Syrian army and Iranian military communications bases in Syria. Here’s the latest…

Update: Before this original post went live, things are rapidly escalating and now news is coming in that strikes against Iranian communications bases have begun:

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Original reporting was to be of Israel being put on high alert and sending troops and air defenses to the border of Syria.

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Here’s the developments:

From Times of Israel we’re getting reports of troops being deployed to the northern border with Syria:

The Israeli army sounded alarms Tuesday night over irregular Iranian movements in Syria, advising Golan residents to ready bomb shelters and putting its air defenses on high alert.

In a message to local authorities, the army said its decision was based on “abnormal movements of Iranian forces in Syria.”

The announcement followed multiple warnings by Israeli defense officials of a potential Iranian strike and came just before US President Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Times of Israel is not the only news outlet reporting this escalation.

Here’s Reuters reporting on the latest developments:

Israel went on high alert for a possible flare-up with neighboring Syria on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The Israeli military said that, after identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.

Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.

 Trump’s hard tack against the nuclear deal, while welcomed by Israel, has stirred fears of a possible regional flare-up.

Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah have been helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad beat back a seven-year-old rebellion. Israel has carried out repeated air strikes against them, hoping to stop the formation of a Lebanese-Syrian front to its north.

An April 9 strike killed seven Iranian military personnel at a Syrian airbase. Iran blamed Israel and said it would retaliate.

Israeli media said Tuesday’s order to prepare bomb shelters on the Golan was unprecedented during Syria’s civil war. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a moved no recognized internationally.

Here’s news of the latest developments from Twitter:

For reference, here’s a map of the Middle East:
Which may be looking different in short order.
Recall that President Trump officially declared Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
And for Golan Heights, that’s an Israeli occupied part of Syria.
Bottom line: If geo-political tensions were already getting heated, now those tensions are about to boil over.
Stack accordingly…
– Half Dollar

 

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