The Russian military and Russian-backed Syrian forces have been increasing their presence on the border with Iraq.
Less than a week ago, the Russian Military Police established a local HQ in al-Bukamal. Recently, the 5th Corps of the Syrian Army, known for its links with the Russian military, created a network of border posts in the area. The move was apparently coordinated with Iranian-backed forces and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces that actively operate in the border area.
Al-Bukamal is locating less than 30km from the town of al-Qaim, the stronghold of the Popular Mobilization Forces on the Iraqi side of the border.
Pro-Israeli sources claim that the increasing Russian presence in southern Deir Ezzor and along the border with Iraq may be a sign of a nearing Iranian withdrawal from the region. At the same time, there are no indications that Iranian-backed forces are going to withdraw from al-Bukamal anytime soon.
The presence of the Russians on the Iraqi-Syrian border is not something new. Russian forces played an important role in the anti-ISIS operations in the province, including the liberation of Deir Ezzor, al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal itself. In fact, the increasing Russian involvement is likely linked with the ongoing anti-ISIS operations in the central Syrian desert.
Just recently, the ISIS propaganda wing, Amaq, claimed that ISIS militants repelled a large attack of the Syrian Army on its hideouts in the eastern part of Hama province. 3 soldiers were allegedly killed, 10 others were inured and a vehicle was destroyed. Pro-militant sources also confirmed the increase of Russian airstrikes on terrorist targets in the region.
The remaining ISIS threat in the central part of the country also has a negative impact on the situation in the south. Negative processes have been taking place in Quneitra and Daraa provinces, which remain under the permanent destructive influence of Israel and its special services.
Recently, Israeli media and think tanks have started promoting the idea of the Israeli intervention into the ‘unstable’ Syrian south under the pretext of restoring ‘peace and prosperity’ in this region. Therefore, it is possible to expect the resumption of active Israeli military and clandestine operations to undermine the Syrian statehood in this particular region.
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There is a Putin-Bibi agreement from several years back regarding this southern Syria region.
Any Israeli “invasion” would be a direct insult to VVP.
The Russian military would signal to the IDF that bad things are heading their way if they don’t keep their boys out of Syria.
Would the IDF persist?
They try real hard to do their dirty work without the use of their own bodybags. They have always had proxies in the region. These were the “good Syrian rebels” who started the war against Assad. This has always been the region against the Assad family rule. They are like the “good Kurds” in the North. They do the dirty work for Israel.
Unlikely that the IDF will take the casualties that would come if they “invaded”.
Risk adversity is their military doctrine. Not unlike the US military.
If one look at the historical maps posting on Pinterest the Israeli occupation of practical all of Jordan is infused into western brains by those posting. From the Golan Heights to all of the eastern shore of the Dead Sea is depicted as ancient territories of Jewish tribes. It is land given to the Israelites by their God. So it is within their right to take it back.
” It is land given to the Israelites by their God. So it is within their right to take it back.”
All well and good except it’s all false. The people who became Israelites were indigenous to Palestine during a time when it was controlled by more powerful neighbors such as either Egypt or the Hittite Kingdom. During a time when both neighboring empires had collapsed, the underclass overthrew their masters and proclaimed “Yahweh gave this land to us.” Self serving and untrue. Typical.
This is not as simple as it seems. Even in Christ’s day the people of Judea were not All Israelites nor were they sons of Israel but rather Edomite and likely other peoples of the area. Jerusalem is Prophesied to rule the Earth. That is why every unclean dog is trying to pass themselves off as Bible Jews. As if! The Truth will win in The End but the great controversy won’t be solved by human forces. It is written.
You have it all wrong Israel is a peace loving country …
Jewish Satire: Why do you imagie that here are 50 states in the US and 32 Holocaust museums. yet there are only 25 civil war museums. Even universities in the US understand that Jewish equity studies have a higher academic appeal than trans gender equity studies.
According to prophecy something happens to Damascus, and it’s not a Revival.
Well, part of the reason why the izzies might hold back on “intervention” is the likelihood that their powderpuff reservists will get their arses kicked back over the border.
Firing guided missiles from Lebanese airspace is one thing: the only “risk” is that the missile gets intercepted before hitting the target.
But a ground incursion into Syria means close air support. The IDF is certain to lose aircraft – probably a lot of aircraft – and their ground troops are more likely than their opponents to be the side that “breaks” under combat.
Not to mention that the F-35 will be revealed to be utterly hopeless as a battlefield ground attack aircraft. Which will reallllly pass off the Americans.