Iranian, Hizballah, Syrian troops building up opposite Quneitra and Daraa

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Contrary to widespread reports, Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah forces were moving into southern Syria on Friday, June 1 opposite the Jordanian and Israeli (Golan) borders. Neither Israel nor Iran have endorsed the proposals for their removal which, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu to Israel’s Avigdor Lieberman.
Indeed, DEBKAfile’s military sources report that these reports were manifestly belied by the four assertive military moves made by Iran, Syria and Hizballah in the past 24 hours:

  1.  Al Qods chief Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani ordered additional forces to bolster the three Revolutionary Guards command centers in southern Syria. They are situated at Izra, opposite Daraa on the Jordanian border, at al-Kiswah, south of Damascus (which Israeli air strikes targeted several times since February); and at Khan Arnaba outside the Syrian Golan town of Quneitra, which Iranian officers share with HIzballah. New Iranian air defense missiles were delivered to the reinforced command centers.
  2. A general call-up was declared on Thursday for Iran’s imported Shiite militias, including Hizballah. The Palestinian Jerusalem battalion of Iran’s Al-Qods Brigades was transferred to the Quneitra region a short distance from Israel’s Golan border.
  3. They were joined there by a further infusion of troops from the Syrian army’s  4th armored division. In Damascus, the Assad regime beat the war drums with vows of an epic battle to capture Quneitra from rebel hands.  However, our military experts point out that the Syrian army is short of strength for waging two offensives at the same time, in both Daraa and Quneitra.
  4. Syrian military uniforms continued to be handed out on Friday to Hizballah fighters deployed outside the Syrian Golan town. These Lebanese Shiite units took on the aspect of Syrian military contingents, following the Russian ruse of handing out Ukrainian military uniforms to its soldier on that east European front.

DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources stress once against that no agreement exists between Russia and Israel, or Russia and Iran and Syria for Iranian and Hizballah forces to exit southern Syria. It stands to reason that Tehran will never accept a deal to remove its military personnel from the south while Israel is left free to carry on striking Iranian military targets in other parts of Syria. Reports of deals are being pumped out from Russian sources alone.


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47 thoughts on “Iranian, Hizballah, Syrian troops building up opposite Quneitra and Daraa

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:00 at 19:00

    Let us not forget the Republic of Cyprus issue, with the half of it shameless occupied by the invading Turkey, 180,000 Greek Cypriots evicted from their homes, and the Israel interests in the region with the newly discovered gas and oil fields in the sea around Cyprus.

    In which case Turkey shall leave for Israel to move in, now that Erdogan is on the brink of being thrown out of NATO by Trump. And Israel should perhaps finally accept to bulldoze level West Bank and expell all Palestinians, same as Turkey did in Cyprus, because it looks like Ok and UN accepted to do it.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:30 at 19:30

      Expelling Palestinians?
      Who do you think could replace them in the stone masonry work for the Holy Temple, the Vatican Swiss guards?
      Palestinians will help with stone works, Lebanese with ceder wood works, and all countries in the Middle Est (and not only) including Iran will send gifts of gold and precious stones for the Holy Temple.
      Just like in the exceedingly smart King Solomon times!
      The Temple reconstruction will start surely, get smart!
      And get ready!

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:45 at 21:45

        Tehillah – Psalm – Chapter 127

        1. A song of ascents about Solomon. If the Lord will not build a house, its builders have toiled at it in vain; if the Lord will not guard a city, [its] watcher keeps his vigil in vain.

        2. It is futile for you who arise early, who sit late, who eat the bread of toil, so will the Lord give to one who banishes sleep from himself. בשָׁ֚וְא לָכֶ֨ם | מַשְׁכִּ֪ימֵי ק֡וּם מְאַֽחֲרֵי־שֶׁ֗בֶת אֹֽ֖כְלֵי לֶ֣חֶם הָֽעֲצָבִ֑ים כֵּ֚ן יִתֵּ֖ן לִֽידִיד֣וֹ שֵׁנָֽא:
        It is futile for you: The craftsmen, who rise early and stay late at their work and sustain themselves with toil and labor, with bread of toil, [i.e.,] of the toil of work.

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

        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.

        For I know that after my death, you will surely become corrupted, and deviate from the way which I had commanded you. Consequently, the evil will befall you at the end of days, because you did evil in the eyes of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.

        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:58 at 22:58

          The spirit dwelling in a holy castor tree once was actually the Bodhisattva.

          One day a poor man came to pray to the tree. Since he was poor, he had nothing to give the tree as an offering, except a piece of bread. So, when he saw others offering many expensive gifts to the tree, he thought that the tree would not receive a humble gift like his.

          He was about to go back when suddenly the Bodhisattva appeared before him and said, “My friend, I am hungry. Won’t you give me the bread to eat?” The man was too astonished to speak and gave the bread to him. After eating it, the Bodhisattva said, “Dig the ground near the tree and you will find a pitcher of gold coins.”

          But the man did not take the money and instead informed the king about it. The king was pleased with the poor man’s honesty and made him the royal treasurer.

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:33 at 22:33

        Shalom Rabbi,

        We can accept gifts. We do not want anyone other than a Jew building the Third Temple.

        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:54 at 22:54

          Shalom shalom!

          Of course! But, people around have to bring at hand the materials, and accommodate with a little bit of redesign in the city and the area around, moving buildings in the right place, provide logistics work, there will be a lot to do. There should be a sense of participation and joy for everybody. Let us not forget the need of selfies, very important for the youngsters of all nations and religions.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:33 at 19:33

      P.S. It is Ok to keep Golan.

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:12 at 22:12

        Behold, as a lion that ascends from the heights of the Jordan to a strong dwelling, when I bring the moment [that] I will hasten them over her, for who is like Me and who will appoint Me a time, and who is a shepherd who will stand before Me?

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:04 at 20:04

      This report like many shows ISISrael as backers of ISIS……you are bombing Syrian Military positions…

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:13 at 20:13

        no bombing at this time, only boobing your mother, she’s damn hot!

        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:51 at 20:51


  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:12 at 19:12

    Time for some Zionist TTT – Terrorist Target Training.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:14 at 19:14

      A couple of F35s should do the job.
      Roll IDF!

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:06 at 20:06

        Roll IDF! Roll to HELL where you belong!

        • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:44 at 21:44

          enjoy your misery

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:43 at 22:43

        Agreed, Warm up the F35’s, F15s and F16’s, for bombing runs in Southern Syria, plenty of targets to go around.

        If Solemani and Iran, Hezy won’t leave voluntarily, there is another way to make it happen, and they only have themselves to blame.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 19:19 at 19:19

      I don’t know what it is with the terrorists. They seem unable to learn – despite being schooled regularly by the mighty IDF!

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:06 at 20:06

        It looks to me that the Golan-1000 heavy rocket launchers are in or near Quneitra, a short distance from Israel’s Golan border, and apparently well protected with some new Iranian air defense missiles. I have a bad the feeling about this, in connection with the possibility of Iranians planning for a real serious attrition war, they have millions of people willing to go into a meat grinder war. Officially opening the war is the issue.

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:33 at 21:33

        Learn? never…. u cannot make a donkey into a race horse…Never

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:11 at 20:11

    Hezbollah, Iranian, and Palestinian, . . . are just alternate spellings for stupid.

    God’s hand is ON Israel, . . . or it would have been over-run a dozen times in the last 70 years.

    It’s time the neighbors just decided to get smart, . . . make peace, . . . rebuild their cities, . . . create a manufacturing and tourism infrastructure, . . . drink a little wine, eat a little cheese, and enjoy the climate.

    Stupid jerks would rather run around and get killed for some pedophile idiot who died and went to hell 1400 years ago.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:23 at 22:23

      “pedophile idiot”

      Sanhedrin, 55b-55a: “What is meant by this? – Rab said: Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that. Samuel said: Pederasty with a child below three years is not treated as with a child above that (2) What is the basis of their dispute? Rab maintains that only he who is able to engage in sexual intercourse, may, as the passive subject of pederasty throw guilty (upon the actual offender); whilst he who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse cannot be a passive subject of pederasty (in that respect) (3). But Samuel maintains: Scriptures writes, (And thou shalt not lie with mankind) as with the lyings of a woman (4). It has been taught in accordance with Rab: Pederasty at the age of nine years and a day; (55a) (he) who commits bestiality, whether naturally or unnaturally: or a woman who causes herself to be beastally abused, whether naturally or unnaturally, is liable to punishment (5).”


      “(1) The reference is to the passive subject of sodomy. As stated in supra 54a, guilt is incurred by the active participant even if the former be a minor; i.e., less than thirteen years old. Now, however, it is stated that within this age a distinction is drawn. (2) Rab makes nine years the minimum; but if one committed sodomy with a child of lesser age, no guilt is incurred. Samuel makes three the minimum. (3) At nine years a male attains sexual matureness. (4) Lev XVIII, 22 (5) Rashi reads (“xxx”) (Hebrew characters, Ed.) instead of (“zzz”) (Hebrew characters, Ed.) in our printed texts. A male, aged nine years and a day, who commits etc. There are thus three distinct clauses in this Baraitha. The first- a male aged nine years and a day – refers to the passive subject of pederasty, the punishment being incurred by the adult offender. This must be its meaning: because firstly, the active offender is never explicitly designated as a male, it being understood, just as the Bible states, Thou shalt not lie with mankind, where only the sex of the passive participant is mentioned; and secondly, if the age reference is to the active party, the guilt being incurred by the passive adult party, why single out pederasty: in all crimes of incest, the passive adult does not incur guilt unless the other party is at least nine years and a day? Hence the Baraitha supports Rab’s contention that nine years (and a day) is the minimum age of the passive partner for the adult to be liable.”

      • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:59 at 22:59

        Talmud is not the Book of Judaism. It’s an incredibly long and boring compilation of legal arguments by Rabbis in ancient Babylon. Torah is our charter and its application changes with the times. Koran is followed to the letter by millions of violent Islamofascists. Quoting irrelevant passages from the Talmud doesn’t prove anything, other than the fact that you’re a Jew-obsessed idiot.

        • Jun 2, 2018 @ 22:27 at 22:27

          However it does give us a little insight on Hebrew culture around that period of time, which gives background on the struggles of Biblical interpretation.

      • Jun 2, 2018 @ 5:40 at 5:40

        This is the problem with enabling a donkey to attempt an expostulation of the Gemara. Mr. Lollipop, what you have brought us is theoretical legal argument between lawyers ( we call them rabbis) not a pedophilic sex manual. Once again you have demonstrated that taking a jackass and putting a crown on his head does not make the jackass a king. He stays simply a jackass wearing a crown. You can get yours at Burger King, just as your namesake was not a god but remained but a dead guy on a stick. Get it now, Mr. Lollipop?

      • Jun 3, 2018 @ 0:23 at 0:23

        You may quote all you want. Still, that doesn´t void the very nice description of muslims made by Dwight: “Stupid jerks would rather run around and get killed for some pedophile idiot who died and went to hell 1400 years ago.”

    • Jun 3, 2018 @ 0:28 at 0:28

      Magnificent. “Stupid jerks would rather run around and get killed for some pedophile idiot who died and went to hell 1400 years ago”. This has got to be the most precise, concise and accurate definition of the term “muslims” I’ve ever seen. I’d just add the two words “criminal murderer” after “pedophile”.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:14 at 20:14

    The job is clear.The soviets will not leave the area .Things will get complicated.Visits to Moskow make no sense.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:28 at 20:28

    Sounds like another round is coming.Say it again: strike hard and fast and buried them once and for all.And don”t trust Russia.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:42 at 20:42

    Dont worry – Bibi will solve this problem as well as the 150000 uranian missiles in lenanon – pointing at Israel….
    Dont worry – Bibi will solve all your problems…

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 20:55 at 20:55

    Contrary to all the moronic, Jew-baiting “posts” — the IDF is ready and able to deal with the donkey-brained
    rag-heads “strategists” from Teheran. For mass-murdering terrorists to wear Syrian army uniforms
    (and “think” they can get away with it) – is indeed an insult, even for a hyena brain !

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:19 at 21:19

      Officially opening the war is the issue: what’s your final objective, what do you wanna gain for after the war?

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:49 at 21:49

    Israel: Do not trust anyone – nobody. Not the Russians and obviously not the Syrians, Jordanians, Hezbollahnians, Iranians, etc. Do not trust America to save you because they are always too late and too little and in the end might stab you in the back; especially if Trump is preoccupied with other matters related to battling the deep state.They are all enemies of Israel.

    Russia HAS ALWAYS WORKED AGAINST ISRAEL BY SUPPORTING AND ARMING SYRIA OVER THE DECADES. Now Russia protects and serves Iran for the promise lucrative contracts. They say one thing but mean the opposite. Pure BS.

    The best course of action is a continuous bombardment of supplies, weapon depots and troops moving towards the Israeli border if necessary.

  • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:37 at 22:37

    Golan must be given back to syria, else Syria- Iran will take it by force
    there is no other alternTIVE

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:52 at 22:52


    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 22:57 at 22:57

      Obsessed-ass: The Golan was bought by Rothschild and given to the State of Israel. That family trust also had much more more land in Syria which Syria illegally now possesses.

      I know how you Terroristinians love to sell land for exorbitant money and then reclaim it by force when it seems more valuable in the future… through terrorism or other means… but in the civilized world once a contract is signed or land purchased, it becomes the property of the owner, not the one from whom it is purchased.

      So one day when you Terrortinains get your own land some place in the other 22+ Islamic countries, just remember that point about contracts because that way you will not lose your family land through terror and war as a normal Islamic business practice – and then lose because of your barbaric practices.

    • Jun 1, 2018 @ 23:12 at 23:12

      Honestly, if you Abbas were any mind-slow slower, you’d be thinking backward!

    • Jun 2, 2018 @ 0:05 at 0:05

      Arab countries must be given back to Turks.

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:11 at 1:11

    Killing Yahood is not good business
    Kill each other, much better for you

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 3:43 at 3:43

    Get out the good ammo, time to a major terrorist clean-up.

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 3:47 at 3:47

    Ah, the Russians will make the Iranians pull back. Ah, its all going to be ok now.
    Meanwhile, Haifa/Tel Aviv (and Damascus) await their inevitable destruction. Well, come on, then, what are you waiting for?

    • Jun 3, 2018 @ 16:32 at 16:32

      Would Israel accept the loss of The Golan and Sheba Farms to Syria and Lebanon?

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 16:06 at 16:06

    Lets make 2 COUNTRYS ( JURISTICTIONS ) in one land. At least capital may be shared. I belive, thats best chance to peace. Even Iran can support this.

    • Jun 2, 2018 @ 23:36 at 23:36

      Iran could support any of several resolutions but because the leaders there have a specific agenda they wish to advance, they will not. By the way, the two country solution is not new. It was the basis by which modern Israel was established, The other country which was formed is called “Jordan”. Look it up!


  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 16:23 at 16:23

    Turkey will never let go of Hatay and the new areas of Syria that it now has obtained.

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 16:41 at 16:41

    Yep. Air superiority, personnel weapons n missile exchanges otw.

  • Jun 2, 2018 @ 23:42 at 23:42

    A bit of enlightening reading might be Psalms chapter 83. Spread out a map which shows the names and home locations of the eastern Mediterranean ancient people groups, and mark them as the list of nations in that chapter is read. That confrontation has not yet taken place. But it is coming: perhaps very soon

  • Jun 3, 2018 @ 19:24 at 19:24

    What does that have to do with the storyline ?

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