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Syrian/pro-Iranian column from Daraa heading to Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border junction

The army column is expected to reach Israel’s southern Golan border by the end of the week. On its way north from Daraa on Monday, July 9, this mixed force of Syrian army, Hizballah and Iraqi and Afghan Shiite militias, under Rev Guards Gen. Qassam Soleimani’s command, captured three rebel villages: Kharb al-Shahm, Zaizoun and Tal Shihab. The force’s first objective is the Syrian-Jordanian border and the Yarmouk region held by the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al Walid Army. These extremists are likely to fold quickly under the assault and so, by the end of the week, the column will be free to turn towards the Israeli border along the southern Golan.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that, unless Israel takes preventive action in time, this Syrian-Iranian push will link up with other forces to encircle the Quneitra region opposite the Israeli Golan from the east, south and North. Yet no action has been taken, although the new Syrian military advance threatens to deposit Hizballah and pro-Iranian militias – not just opposite the Golan but along the Israeli-Syrian border east of the Sea of Galilee and Hamat Gader.
The Syrian army and its allies are therefore moving ever closer to the Israeli border after their initial thrust, which was first revealed by DEBKAfile on July 9. Bashar Assad has brought his Quneitra operation forward for the purpose of thwarting any accommodations President Vladimir Putin may reach with Binyamin Netanyahu when they talk in Moscow on Wednesday, July 11.

DEBKAfile reported on Monday:

The Syrian army began attacking rebel positions around Quneitra opposite Israel’s Golan border on Monday, July 9, DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal. For some hours, Syrian forces have been pounding rebel positions at Nabi Sakhar east of Quneitra with heavy tank and artillery fire as well as Golan 1000 rocket launchers. For now, the rebels hold superior fire power, but are short of manpower for holding the wider region.

It is not clear whether the Syrian forces reached the Quneitra region from Daraa where fighting continues, or from the north. In communiques in the last few hours, the Syrian high command in Damascus claimed the rebels are supported by the IDF. According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, “the jihadist rebels ae currently under the protection of the Israeli Defense Forces” – although no details are offered. There is no official word from Israel.
DEBKAfile’s military sources say that the launching of the Syrian Quneitra offensive should not have come as a surprise to the Netanyahu government or the IDF since there were plenty of signs it was on the way. In Daraa, the first part of Syria’s drive to seize control of the southwest is jumping back and forth, because neither the Assad regime nor the Syrian army accept the ceasefire deal which the Russians negotiated with local rebel leaders. On Sunday, therefore, the Syrian air force renewed its strikes on rebel positions in Daraa and Syrian, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias stand ready to go into Daraa City. This would be in repudiation of the Russian-rebel deal which restricted entry to Syrian civilian administrators.

The rulers of Damascus suspect the Russians are aiming to broker the same ceasefire deal with the rebels of Queiitra. This would leave the anti-Assad fighters in place and in control of their villages, in return for surrendering their heavy and medium arms.

The Syrian allegation of an Israeli air attack on the big Syrian T-4 air base Sunday night clearly pointed to its next target: the Syrian Golan town of Quneitra opposite IDF lines. The giveaway came from the content of the Syrian communique, which was framed to  implicate all of Assad’s enemies in the purported attack. The Israeli jets allegedly flew in from Jordan over the US outpost at Al Tanf.

By setting up this ploy four days before President Vladimir Putin receives Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Wednesday, Bashar Assad was giving Moscow due warning that he would play the Quneitra offensive by his own rule book not the Russians.’ It remains to be seen how the Syrian army’s Quneitra operation, launched on Monday, plays out – whether it is restricted to small skirmishes or spreads more widely.

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61 thoughts on “Syrian/pro-Iranian column from Daraa heading to Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border junction

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 17:49 at 17:49
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    guess assad is staying in power after all….. it kinda show you what happens to people who trusts muricas foreign policy. they literally get fucked

    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 23:46 at 23:46
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      Anyone who trusts the orange carrot gets it up the backside. Lol

      • Jul 10, 2018 @ 21:28 at 21:28
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        Wrong! The democrap wuss Barak Hussain Ossama, talked tough while drawing phoney red lines in the sand and he failed just like his presidency. And that’s a fact!

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 3:54 at 3:54
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        Obomber did the same.

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:59 at 10:59
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      Great to hear the legitimate government of Syria bombing the Holy shiiite out of ISISrseli rebels……remove every last one of these terrorists….

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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      Prove it DEBKA….show us your satellite images……you are just lying again like your leaders “A Big Door” and “FuckingYahoo” ………https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJMPaWd5gtM great video of the world laughing their asses off at ISISrael……….oh and by the way there is a massive Earthquake coming ….remember this 7.9 on the richter scale !!

    • Jul 11, 2018 @ 1:38 at 1:38
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      Israel is waiting, if Iran puts a lot of troops on the border, they will get shredded with American and Israeli war planes, just takes a little while to allow them to get in position for targeting. Syria will get a warning, please have Iran leave or we will help them, Assad will get replaced, Russia will be told to go home and Golan will extend to Iraq.

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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        B-52s doing the heavy lifting as usual most likely.

    • Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:36 at 2:36
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      USS LIBERTY …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMzvgCLtCG8 JAMMED DISTRESS FREQUENCIES…..how fucking low can you go ISISrael ? scumbags !! Do not worry you are going to get smashed !! broken up !!

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:37 at 2:37
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        massive earthquake coming pussies….

        • Jul 11, 2018 @ 3:18 at 3:18
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          Distress indeed

        • Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:56 at 4:56
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          Where in Khalifarnia?

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 18:37 at 18:37
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    It sure looks like Mossad got caught flat footed. “It is not clear whether the Syrian forces reached the Quneitra region from Daraa where fighting continues, or from the north.”

    Perhaps they were too busy glorifying another pointless do-nothing sneak attack (I’ll bet Iran is running scared).

    Avgidor the Fatman lives to flout international law.

    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 19:41 at 19:41
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      go to hell with all the muslim dictators.AMEN

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 19:24 at 19:24
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      I call him “A big door” ……lol……a fat big door at that !!

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 20:20 at 20:20
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      Why are you wasting your Sharmouta Mother’s hard earned dollars posting this fantasy bullshit here. She is on her back all day so that you can Fuck around here all day?

    • Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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      Mossad ? lol…….SARAH NETANYAHU SCARES ME MORE THAN MOSSAD !! LOL

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:41 at 2:41
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        SHE CAN KILL WITH JUST A LOOK !!

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 19:24 at 19:24
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    IAF was attacking T4 for what then? When you attack somewhere you better know what are you doing, after all this is a war

    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 20:29 at 20:29
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      You slaughter medics and kite flyers and call it war.

      What god sides with baby killers?

      • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:25 at 21:25
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        By “kite flyers” I think you mean terrorists who destroy other people’s land and send missiles into the homes and schools of Israelis…and use endless terror in their conquest.

        So-called “medics” who are on the battle front with terrorists and put themselves into the fray for propaganda purposes and to make themselves feel virtuous for defending Islamism are also terrorists.

        • Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:36 at 6:36
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          Palestine wouldn’t need to use burning kites if it got $10,000,000 of welfare checks every day.

          That’s what the Geriatric European Land Grabbers get.

          • Jul 10, 2018 @ 14:46 at 14:46
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            Palestine is a myth

      • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:40 at 21:40
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        You slaughter medics and kite flyers and call it war.

        What god sides with baby killers?

        IDF are a fighting force that seeks to minimize civilian casualties in any action they take not like those muzzies who just attack civilians and not forgetting hiding behind the skirts of civilian men, women and children.

        • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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          Right: Israel does not start wars…it does not even finish wars 9unfortunately)..it merely responds to killer Islamist terrorists; Israel defends its people and country.

      • Jul 9, 2018 @ 23:41 at 23:41
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        Yeah innocent kite flyers just having fun flying kites. Are you a total F*cken moron or just a Jew hater, or both. I suspect both.

      • Jul 10, 2018 @ 0:35 at 0:35
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        Every time you attack the jews, you loose more land.
        How stupid jew hatred is to muslis

      • Jul 10, 2018 @ 11:36 at 11:36
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        yep before they grow up to be AH like you

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:03 at 5:03
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        Looks like 30000 children killed in Syria.

        • Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:22 at 5:22
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          I don’t doubt for one second that ISISrael’s beloved gang of heart-eating mercenaries on the border of the Stolen Golan has eaten that many human cadavers.

          Avdigor’s gang-bangers should stop arming, training, and performing fellatio upon alCIAda.

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 20:02 at 20:02
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    The water is close to boiling point – the frog still waiting for the heat to
    decrease…but it wont !
    So the frog better jumps NOW !

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 1:42 at 1:42
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      Yep,
      Sounds like time to strike first, and finish the job.
      Look at history.
      Israel will jump hard, and soon.

      • Jul 10, 2018 @ 14:51 at 14:51
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        These sissies don’t have the guts to attack Israel…hence, no jumping, hard or otherwise.

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:54 at 21:54
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    ua man, Those suckers will BE trap in that V area, and glory to be.. BINGO!!!

  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 21:57 at 21:57
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    either Golan comes to syria ( its mother land) or Iran comes to israel

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:10 at 12:10
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      “either Golan comes to syria ( its mother land) or Iran comes to israel”

      @ “Abbas President of Palestine,”

      Golan’s mother land is Israel as well as Judea and Samaria (AKA the “West Bank” in modern jargon). “Palestine” is really “Jordan” but only became the Hasemite Kingdom due to King Hussein’s great grandfather “not having a throne to sit on” so the good old Brits gave him one.

      BTW, when was the last time there was something called a “Presidential election” in the territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority?
      Abbas’ Presidential mandate ran out several years ago.

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 1:58 at 1:58
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        Judea, Samaria, Israel what ever does not exist
        Israel is an illegitimate entity , must be removed from the map

        That is only syria-palestine there

        • Jul 12, 2018 @ 17:07 at 17:07
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          You say that but put your money where your mouth is, whelp. Strap up some weapons and find your way to the Holy Land – then show your beliefs through action! Step up to the plate and take a swing at the IDF you badass!

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 3:16 at 3:16
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    Israelis, the landlord is coming to get his land back. Tic-tac-tic-tac

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:16 at 12:16
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      It’s actually Tic-toc. Tic-tac is AntMan.

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 14:44 at 14:44
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      They’ve been saying that for that for the last century.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:18 at 5:18
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    GoooooolllllllAannn!!!!
    Israel wins

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:25 at 5:25
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    No, even an idiot like you knows that wont happen.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 9:53 at 9:53
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    I said last week that the rebels must retrait in Jordan.Now is late.Another defeat on the ,,amiericns flg,,.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 16:19 at 16:19
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    There is Nothing More to add: the former, awe-inspiring IDF is now but a laughing stock to a crowd of sick, two-legged rats from Gaza…thanks to its indecisive, (cowardly) “leadership” !

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 17:15 at 17:15
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    tic tac tic tac tic tac tic tac tic tac tic tac… ¡boooooooooooooooooommmm!

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 17:29 at 17:29
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    This rag tag army will not attack Israel. Even if they had Russian air support, they would be wiped out in minutes. This alarmist reporting is just cover to justify attacks by the IAF on Iranian targets in Syrian territory.

    • Jul 12, 2018 @ 17:09 at 17:09
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      I agree with this take, they are there but they overestimate their ability or underestimate the IAF’s ability to murder them outright. Not really a threat but good for keeping the Hawks on edge.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 19:18 at 19:18
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    What a bunch of illiterate morons,the comments I have read are pathetic at the least.
    Try thinking before you write,it makes a big differance.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 20:14 at 20:14
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    Isis, an enemy to Sunni and Shia alike, arose because of Alawite oppression. When the Russians have finished using the Shia to remove Isis, then Israel will destroy the foreigners in Syria – Hezbollah and the Iranians who foolishly concentrate themselves in the killing zone. Israel will follow air strikes with tanks — There will be no survivors. If Assad is fool enough to repeat, he too will be killed. If Hezbollah launch missiles against CIVILIAN targets in retaliation (yet another war crime) Lebanon too will be destroyed.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 20:25 at 20:25
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    The Shiia Perverts will soon be taking r and r by pleasuring their Camels this will be the moment IDF strikes and DESTROYS

    • Jul 10, 2018 @ 21:50 at 21:50
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      I detest nobody more than I detest my Persian mother.

      She’s a shamouthra. Big time. Which is why I hate her.

      She beats my a$$.

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 20:35 at 20:35
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    just bomb it

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 20:50 at 20:50
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    Because I’m a kind man, I’ll give the Syrians this warning: stay away from Israel! Don’t even think about it!

  • Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:31 at 2:31
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    If you are capable of rational thought, then you may want to ask yourself, “ why does Putin want to meet with Natanyahu just prior to sitting down with President Trump? One thing is for certain, Tehran and Assad do not get a vote on what is decided.

  • Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:55 at 5:55
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    Tic-tac

  • Jul 11, 2018 @ 7:41 at 7:41
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    The sand nigas want a fight, let’s rock. Go Israel!!

  • Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:57 at 8:57
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    Hope the Iranians brought plenty of body bags because their going to need them. Israel will tag them and bag them.

  • Jul 11, 2018 @ 15:32 at 15:32
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    Show me the peepee tape

  • Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:27 at 3:27
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    Israel will turn up the fires to blast furnave temps and toast the Iranians and their buddies.Many suprises will befall Iran Syria et all

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