“It is a low-profile conflict, mostly fought away from the headlines, in which Israel is playing an active defense against Iran’s offensive attempt to set up a war outpost in Syria”

JNS
Russia struggling to stop the Iranian-Israeli shadow war in Syria
by Yaakov Lappin
December 27, 2018

Iran seeks to create weapons factories, missile bases and a Shi’ite army of 100,000 fighters in Syria, while Israel has no intention of letting it succeed [nor can Israel afford to let this happen]. Iran’s tendency of using Syria as a transit zone for moving advanced weapons to Hezbollah, in neighboring Lebanon, is also a violation of an Israeli red line, which has triggered many reported airstrikes in the past.This shadow conflict is a threat to the stability of the Bashar Assad regime. While the regime has no desire to get involved in a war with Israel and would rather focus on reconstruction, it is forced to issue “permits” to Iranian activities since Assad owes his existence to Tehran. READ MORE

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