Iranian-Hizballah forces join Syria’s South offensive – contrary to Russian pledges

In breach of Russian guarantees to the US, Israel and Jordan, Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Shiite and Hizballah forces are taking part in Syria’s offensive to capture Daraa and Quneitra. Video clips published on June 26 by social media depicted members of the Iraqi Shiite Liwa Zulfiqar militia in the main square of Busra al-Harir north of Daraa city celebrating their victory over Syrian rebel forces.  DEBKAfile’s military sources report that it was only a matter of time before the Russian pledges were proved hollow and pro-Iranian and Hizballah forces reached the Syrian-Jordanian and Syrian-Israeli borders. Th Liwa Zulfiqar militia, which came from Iraq, has been revamped for the operation as a mixed force including also Hizballah and Syrian fighters. They serve under the overall command of the Revolutionary Guards Regional Command Center which is based at the southern Syrian town of Izra.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is in charge of US policy for Syria, made some harsh comments to the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, June 27. He admitted that president Bashar Assad had come out well from Syria’s seven years of civil war, but he also called Iran’s presence in the country “the greatest threat.” Pompeo accused Hizballah, which is totally bankrolled by Tehran, of being “active on multiple fronts and running efforts for external plotting including in the United States.”
However, the Secretary did not specify what action, if any, the US was taking to counter Iranian and Hizballah’s nefarious presence in Syria.

The Syrian operation meanwhile drew closer to Israel’s Golan border with an air strike on Wednesday night, June 27, against rebel positions around Quneitra to soften their resistance to the coming ground offensive.


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53 thoughts on “Iranian-Hizballah forces join Syria’s South offensive – contrary to Russian pledges

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:22 at 11:22

    then what is israel waiting for? i only hear ranting from other , or a small surgical hit here and another explosion there.

    its not like any of the above is effecting the iranian dominance

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:32 at 11:32

      Just one thing: in reality iraq presence in syria is more dangerous than iran presence there. Why? Because assad can change whole his country and it’s feauter with these shia iraqis, and iran can use them all to change syrian future as a new country with majority of shia made by iraqi shia

      • Jun 29, 2018 @ 0:37 at 0:37

        What does “feauter” mean?

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:33 at 11:33

      They wont be waiting for much longer it seems; “According to the diplomat, “The US will give Israel the green light to attack any Iranian presence in Syria wherever and however Israel wants to.”

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:36 at 11:36

        This is “Good Bye filthy mutt iran in Syria”.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:31 at 13:31

      Because of the United Nazis Israel has to wait until even the racists can prevent it defending itself.

      ISIS being cleared off the border is no bad thing. Syria is clearing the field of civilians.

      Now there is a clear division IDF one side Iran/Syria/Hezbollah on the other.

      IDF demonstrated the ability to cut supply lines from Iraq into Syria and killed a top Iranian General a few days ago.

      So once Syria has control over the South West of Syria they become responsible for what comes next.

      Any land engagement between IDF and militants in Syria will lead to Assad being killed within the first 6 hours. Russian planes will not be able to enter the airspace, IDF will be off the hook.

      For the first time the IDF can show the Iranian/Syrian/Shiite/Hezbollah that they might be good at fighting a bunch of Sunnia fanatics in flip flops; but when it comes to 5th Gen warfare they are fried.

      Full war, that close to Israel? All the shiite forces will be wiped out. They have no air cover.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 15:39 at 15:39

      They want their non-related, Uncle Sam to do the dirty work for them.

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 16:16 at 16:16

        Congratulations for posting the most idiotic comment on this thread.

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 16:54 at 16:54

        Yes, I agree “idiotic” is about right. Poor Jesus.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 16:47 at 16:47

      Russia is nearly tired of Iran and Hizbollah. World opinion is changing towards Israels plight. You are right, Iran is getting too big for its shoes … but then, Israel knows that and has relied on that. Once Israel attacks…neither russia or world influence will trouble Israel for an explanation. Israel hasnt survived this long being stupid. They have planned this well and will have russian, US, Jordanian and even saudi coalition aid once they start on Iran …. principally…they will destroy all Shia in the middle east and please sunni greatly.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 20:12 at 20:12

      All this proves is the Panic in Iran’s Rogue Robes Robbers Regime trying to gain Victory before POTUS Trump and Russian’s Putin Summit. Meanwhile, in Iran itself…..The Ghost of King Cyrus Haunting Wise Words Quotes with Today’s Real Chants by Iranian Protesters calling for the Death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

      “Success always calls for greater generosity – though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now, except as a means of winning new friends.”
      King Cyrus the Great

      As Iranians entered the week of Protests with Iran’s 90,000 Rials to 1 U.S. Dollar. Chants calling for the Death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei filled Tehran’s Grand Bazaar Center of Commerce. Khamenei the 78-year-old Shi’ite leader is now battling Iran’s Bazaar’s Shopkeepers shut down and their stores removing the gold from their stores out of fear. Over 40 percent of Iran’s population is unemployed. As Iranians struggle to put food on the table.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 21:43 at 21:43

      AP…..Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Washington for the state’s economic woes and called on Iranians to “bring America to its knees.”

      All American’s Response using Persia’s Quote against Iran Rogue Robes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei….
      “Even if the skies were shorter than my knees, I would not kneel!”
      Cyrus the Great

      Maybe Ayatollah Ali Khamene should be blaming himself as Iran’s future plans to expand its oil industry, lacks the funding as Iran’s crude oil exports to drop by between 500,000 and 800,000 bpd. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi backs away from dependence on Iranian oil as India’s oil ministry asked Refiners to plan for a ‘drastic reduction or zero’ oil imports from Iran.

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 22:21 at 22:21

        The Iranian regime sent in the Revolutionary Guards at one point to put down the protesters……..But the Iranian protesters fought back. At one point the protesters chased the police off their bikes and down the street. Then they torched their bikes.
        The Persian’s People Actions Towards Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

        “In my experience, men who respond to good fortune with modesty and kindness are harder to find than those who face adversity with courage.”
        The Wisdom of Persia’s Cyrus the Great

    • Jun 29, 2018 @ 7:51 at 7:51

      There was a Fair Warning sent by the Israeli Airstrike on the Iranian Militia in Syria but Iran an Hezbollah chose to ignore it, so be it, now Israel will determine What is to Come?

      On June 18, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Iraq’s Shiite Kata’ib Hezbollah’s were killed and dozens wounded on military positions next to the Iraqi border with airstrikes from IDF. This Israeli Airstrike was the first of its kind on Foreign Iraqi Shia Militias fighting in Syria. But it sent a message from Washington and Jerusalem’s that Iranian-Funded Militias are fair targets and should not cross the Border or consequences will happen in Iraq as well.

      The Prophecy Threat came true as Iraq Kata’ib Hezbollah fought with Iraqi Security Forces, and the Deaths put the Fatah Coalition Party in Iraq in a precarious position. The Hadi al-Amiri’s Badr Militia was trying to build a bridge with Muqtada al-Sadr, but both have to work with America for a New Stable Iraq.

      The American-Led Coalition is still needed to Train Iraqi Forces against ISIS that remains a weaker but still serious threat after killing Shammar Tribesman on June 19 causing destabilization in Kirkuk Province.

      Thus, the IDF Airstrike has Iraq in a Blind and Bind Spot on the influence of Iranian-Funded militias across Iraq and Syria. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Israel would strike Iran throughout Syria and would continue to grow even more Bombing Targets if Iran does shows signs of leaving.

      America already sounded the same warnings that Iranian-Funded Militias in Iraq seeking to undermine the Iraqi Security Forces to “Go Home.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ignored that warning and encouraged PMU Fighters to become the hope of Iraq and the Middle East.

      However, Washington views the PMU as Descendants of Terror Groups killed Americans in 2005 along with Kata’ib Hezbollah,in 2014. It is not forgotten that Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qais Khazali, fought against America alongside the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran in the 1980s. Aditionally, both of these leaders have called on the United States to leave Iraq.

      Therefore the PMU now has put U.S. Policy in Iraq in jeopardy as it used M1 Abrams Tanks that were supposed to be in the hands of the Iraqi Security Forces. Add in that the PMU Militia is crossing into Syria and this unacceptable along with these Groups Ideological Roots come from Iran’s Islamic Revolution and won’t be tolerated.

      The Washington Nudges over Luncheons have already happen, now the Warning Horns have Sounded and Ignored, soon the Trumpets will Sound, but there won’t be any Air Raid Sirens going off in Syria or near the Border, just the last Sounds of Quiet Jets with Bombs heard only by the Survivors. Drink now because Death is upon Tanks that can’t hide during a Airstrike.

      Watching and Waking Up to such Sounds is No Longer an Option.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:39 at 11:39

    I cant wait for the turkey shoot…

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:50 at 11:50

    On the day of your planting you mingled, and in the morning you cause your seed to blossom; a heap of harvest on a day of sickness and mortal pain.

    And gleanings shall be left in it like the cutting of an olive tree, two or three berries at the end of the uppermost bough; four or five on its branches when it produces fruit, says the Lord, God of Israel.

    On that day, the cities of his strength shall be like the abandonment of the forest and the many branched trees which they abandoned from before the children of Israel, and it became a waste.

    because I planted you with pleasant saplings, and with the branch of a stranger you sow it.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:58 at 11:58

      On the day of your planting…38:2,12 Kena’ani shmo Shua

      ‘in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down’ I will surely consume them, saith the L+RD: [there shall be] no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and [the things that] I have given them shall pass away from them.

      He went to it because it had leaves. It was a variety they named, “Benoth Shuach”, a kind of white fig that ripened over a period of three years. It should have had figs from three different years on it.

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 19:40 at 19:40

        Yehudah hath broken faith, and a toeva (abomination) is committed in Yisroel and in Yerushalayim; for Yehudah hath committed chillul against the Beis Hamikdash Hashem loves, by marrying the bat el nekhar.

        Ezra 9:2
        For they have taken of their banot for themselves, and for their banim, so that the zera hakodesh have mingled themselves with the Am HaAretz; yea, the yad of the sarim (princes) and officials hath been chief in this trespass.

        1 8 And it came to pass at that time, that Yehudah went down from his achim, and turned in to an ish Adulami shmo Chirah. 2 And Yehudah saw there a bat ish Kena’ani shmo Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3 She conceived, and bore ben; and he called shmo Er. 4 And she conceived again, and bore ben; and she called shmo Onan. 5 And she yet again conceived, and bore ben; and called shmo Shelah; at Keziv, when she bore him.

        Neither with you only do I cut this Brit and this alah (oath, imprecation);

        (Who brings princes to nought, judges of the land He made like a thing of nought. Even [as though] they were not planted, even [as though] they were not sown, even [as though] their trunk was not rooted in the earth; and also He blew on them, and they dried up, and a tempest shall carry them away like straw.)

        15 (14) But with him that standeth here with us today before Hashem Eloheinu, and also with him that is not here with us today; 16 (15) For ye know how we have dwelt in Eretz Mitzrayim; and how we came through the Goyim which ye passed by; 17 (16) And ye have seen their shikkutzim (abominations), and their gillulim (idols), etz va’even, kesef and zahav, which were among them: 18 (17) Lest there should be among you ish, or isha, or mishpochah, or shevet, whose lev turneth away today from Hashem Eloheinu to go and serve the elohei hagoyim hahem (the g-ds of these Goyim); lest there should be among you a shoresh that beareth bitter poison and wormwood [T.N. See MJ 12:15]; 19 (18) And it come to pass, when he heareth the divrei haalah (words of this oath, imprecation) that he bless himself in his lev, saying, Shalom be with me, though I walk in the stubbornness of mine

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:17 at 12:17

    Mass produce the suicide drones for the Golan
    Use them for close air support at 8-10 feet off the ground
    Integrate their live time surveillance footage as you focus in on targets in Syria located by satellite imagery.
    Take out anything military that is two people or more
    Jeeps ,trucks missile launchers would be gravy targets
    Tanks would be identified real time and precisely targeted for spike missiles
    One amazing 45 minute war.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:26 at 12:26

    israel is run by pussies. They good at amazing surgical strikes.

    but they lack the willpower motivation and skill and strategy to take on iran on the golan syria arena before iran invades the golan

    israels leaders are cowards

    they trust Russian lies and american complacency

    invade and smash iran now on the golan arena and if need be kill assad the psychopath

    if not this is the future… the iran militia will invade the golan under the pretext of liberating the golan for Syria..

    … Russia is behind all this as they want the oil that sits deep under the golan… open your eyes you dumb israelis.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 18:18 at 18:18

      Firstly ,this force has to deal with the Syrian rebels,probably without Russian air cover.
      So let,s watch this space

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 21:50 at 21:50

        All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks.
        Cyrus the Great

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:16 at 13:16

    Dont worry – its Israel who will take care of the uranians in syria as well as in iran…

    Israel is going carefully – but when the time is ripe it will remove the gloves and crush
    all these mentally destorted / medieval
    Islamo-nazis !
    Too bad for great iranian people- but they missed to remove their nazi-dictators, now
    they will suffer !

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 20:18 at 20:18

      Agree…..with Ha Jedid Israel is watching the Iranian’s Rogue Robes Regime setting the foundations of destroying themselves. Iran’s Radio Farda reported that Iran’s Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attempts to spreading “False” stories about the Iranian economy after the Protesters honed in on Iran’s deep involvement in Syria and made Chants Death to Palestine. As Iran’s regime continues to spend Billions of Dollars in Financial Fund on Palestinian Terror Hate Groups by Hamas, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Shiite militias in Iraq, and in a civilian casualties-laden Civil War in Syria.

      Foreign Minister Javad Zarif boasted, “We are all in one ship in Iran: principalists, reformists, non-partisans and opponents of the Islamic Republic.” However, the Persian People Marching Chants rejected Zarif’s rhetoric in an attempt to provide the Illusion of Conformity among Men, Women, and Children by blaming the West Economic War against Iran.

      “Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point–and couch your desires in such natural logic that no one can raise objections. Then move on.”
      King Cyrus the Great

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:22 at 13:22

    InshAllah willing Jordan, Saudi and other middle east troops will join the Iranian and Syrian troops to start the all out onslaught to liberate Palestine till even the trees will guide the soldiers of Allah pls come and shoot a Jew hiding behind me.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:35 at 13:35

      Your Allah is dead

      • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:53 at 14:53

        “Allah” was thrown into the mix as an afterthought and because other religions had a G-d. Really, Mohammad was the center of a self-serving cult that made his actions and words into a religion by the sword – it is completely a Mohammad-centric “religion.”

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:56 at 13:56

      As Salamy Alaikum brother Suleiman!
      While waiting for that blessed day when all occupiers in Gaza and West Bank are thrown out, you shall always piss straight up, this helps a lot for keeping your babouches soft and snug.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:19 at 14:19

      The Muslims are destroyers of the environments and makers of deserts in which they live – so there will be no trees to guide your hateful “soldiers of Allah.”

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 15:04 at 15:04

      Since InshAllah does not exist, . . . I guess this won’t happen. Thoughts like this come from the deep in-breeding of the goat herder mentality, . . .

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 15:45 at 15:45


  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 13:42 at 13:42

    My hot peppers fairy keeps whispering to me that Hezbollah are poisonous veggies and one should pluck them off for composting just the same as for the Iranian weed.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:04 at 14:04

    This Russian helping of Assad and these Hezbollah terrorists gets me so angry since Russia never lifted a finger to help Serbia when Serbia was attacked by NATO and when Serbians were being killed and many Serbian churches were being destroyed by the Albanian terrorists of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Russia you let down your Serbian brothers and you support Arab and Iranian terrorists.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:09 at 14:09

      Also, we will never forget that Serbia lost what is now referred to as “Kosovo” because of you Russia do nothing to help.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:26 at 14:26

      Russians are former Communists and many in leadership still hold to those beliefs. That is why they hate Christians (religion was forbidden in the Soviet) and love the Muslims who they see as soldiers against the West who will help Communists destroy the West. The Soviets have always helped Assad’s Syria against Israel as part of their cold war strategy.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:34 at 14:34

      Don’t be a sell-out Serb, you effin’ idiot! Do you know what Madeleine Albrght, Richard Holbrooke, and Wesley “the Wiesel” Clarke all have in common?

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:10 at 14:10

    Nuke tactical will do a wonderful job.Do it before it’s late.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:32 at 14:32

    There are no good guys in the Islamic Middle East. It makes no difference to civilization who among the Muslims come out on top. However, it must be made crystal clear that if they move near Israel that they will be destroyed. Iran has said that its goal is to eliminate Israel and they mean it. Iran’s days of military invasion must be permanently cut short.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 15:21 at 15:21

    The scripture states unequivocally, . . . Zechariah 14:12 (KJV)
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

    Thermonuclear bombs are the only things that will do that. Iran, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and any other hanging around arab/muslim/islam/goat herder should take note that GOD said that.

    I think he meant it too.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:02 at 17:02

    The IDF operations in and around Quneitra will come with no warning. The Air support by the Russians will not be there. Assad’s aircraft, if they are there, will die in within minutes and the rest will leave. If Russian radar is being utilized, the Syrian aircraft will not even be in the area. The strikes will be crippling to the Assault forces on the ground. After that, the groups they were after will counter attack. The real issue becomes, will Israel go after the rest of the Iranian / Hezbollah / assets in Syria? Perhaps the agreement with Moscow and DC was over Quneitra, but not all assets in Syria? No this. Those who are part of the ground units for Assad, will never hear the first strikes. The dead cannot hear.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:20 at 17:20

    Iran being in Syria,is none of Israel business,they are invited amount of crying and begging for them to move out of Syria will change that fact.

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:28 at 17:28


      • Jun 29, 2018 @ 23:10 at 23:10

        Yea it doesn’t seem like any amount of trying to make this seem like Syria is just getting some help from a neighbor, is going to change the fact that Israel will take up the sword against these moves being made by Iran. You can keep trying to spin it as unrelated business, the men with their finger on the button know better, and aren’t afraid to act!

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 18:30 at 18:30

    Whoever did not leave in communism will believe in soviets.The end can only be tragic.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 18:55 at 18:55

    first some science.
    1 20,000 lb rocket-boosted ground penetrator traveling +25 mach will deliver 175 tons of TNT in force downwards compared to a MOAB radially releasing 11 tons of TNT.

    From ramjet artillery shells, to hypersonic missiles, to foam armor and jam-proof weapons, from drones adversaries can’t even see to high altitude lift and LEO domination, the theater game board is undergoing a transformation Xi, Putin, Khameini, Erdogan, and Kim didn’t expect.

    Time is all that’s needed and Iran has less of it than Israel.

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 20:20 at 20:20

    The Iranian people are demanding their leaders share the country’s wealth and respond to their legitimate needs of everyday Iranians. The Iranian government is squandering its citizens’ resources on support for Hizbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis, with wastefully expanding its nuclear program, it will only add to the suffering of the people of Iran.

    “Whenever you can, act as a liberator. Freedom, dignity, wealth – these three together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die.”
    Quote By Cyrus the Great

  • Jun 28, 2018 @ 20:21 at 20:21

    Time to Return Persia Wealth back to the Persian People and Iran’s Rogue Robe Robbers will be Running Away sooner not later!

    “A man’s enjoyment of all good things is in exact proportion to the pains he has undergone to gain them.”
    Cyrus the Great

    • Jun 28, 2018 @ 21:36 at 21:36

      Why hasn’t Israel mobilized its reserves?

  • Jun 29, 2018 @ 3:40 at 3:40

    Russo/US deal coming. Stay tuned, Putin more interested in Europe than Middle East.
    Give and take coming. Baltic States might be up for trade, it has always been about an access
    to Atlantic. Anything is up for grabs. It is going to get rough folks.

  • Jun 29, 2018 @ 4:35 at 4:35

    Why O WHY can’t the Israeli’s just relax and let them come right into Tel Aviv? So racisssss’!

    Well, go on, then. What are you waiting for?

  • Jun 29, 2018 @ 5:12 at 5:12

    Time for Ayatollahs to throw in the towel
    That’s funny, yes

  • Jun 29, 2018 @ 11:16 at 11:16

    It is more likely than not that Prime Minister Netanyahu will wait till after the Trump-Putin meeting to take any major action.

    By then Syria will be reclaiming its sovereignty all the way up to the borders with Israel and Jordan.

    If Israel is a bargaining chip … Putin can act like he is ‘doing something’ by withdrawing Russian troops and equipment from Syria . . . and calling again for “all foreign forces to leave Syria.”

    He has to act like he is ‘doing something’ in Crimea and Ukraine too – to win any movement of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reduce US sanctions and permit US/Russian oil and gas industry collaboration.

  • Jun 29, 2018 @ 15:13 at 15:13

    Nothing will happen i guess, only aid for the refugees.But the big clash will come sooner or later, so we will have a rendezvous with destiny.Time will tell.

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