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Analysis: The Syrian War is now threatening world peace
Feb. 17, 2018 - With the near-expulsion of ISIS from Syria it seemed that tensions would decrease in the area but, according to York Times
columnist Thomas Friedman, Southern Syria has become the world's most dangerous war zone, even more dangerous than the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. strategy now is to undo the land corridor leading from the Iranian border to the Golan Heights and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Source: Israel National News
How Israel could take the fight directly to Iran - Israel is not seeking an escalation, [but] its so-called “red lines” –
namely, the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria – continue to be violated - Jerusalelm Post
Ahead of Munich confab, Netanyahu says he won’t accept limits on Syria strikes - Times of Israel
Netanyahu to UN chief: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish foothold in Syria - Times of Israel
The next Iranian-Israeli engagement in Syria is due in late April, early May
Feb. 12, 2018 - In April or May Iran is planning to move a special Russian-backed Iraqi Shiite force from southern Iraq into Syria
to expand its anti-Israel war front.
The Iraqi group is composed of 5,000 Shiite fighters, who are undergoing special training course for combat in Syria.
- Source: DEBKAfile
Syria explained: Why other countries poked their noses in a tiny nation’s civil war -
The ongoing conflict has already drawn in several other nations, including the United States, Russia and Turkey - USA Today
Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria - On Saturday, Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone of Israel's
intention to counter Iran's actions, while Putin urged the Israeli leader to avoid any steps that could escalate tension. - Al Jazeera
Israel to be key player in the next chapter of Syria's war - Jerusalem Post
Israel caused serious harm to Syria’s air defenses, says IAF second-in-command
Feb. 10, 2018 - According to Israeli Air Force Staff Commander Brig. Gen. Tomer Bar. an unmanned Iranian drone invaded
Israeli airspace. Israeli jets responded by attacking Syria's air defenses targets. In the process one Israeli jet was shot down.
Bar, the Israeli Air Force’s second-in-command said the response was “the biggest and most significant attack the air force
has conducted against Syrian air defenses” since 1982, during the First Lebanon War.
- Source: Times of Israel
F-16 crashes due to Syrian fire, pilot in serious but stable condition - Times of Israel
Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says
- The IDF... struck targets inside Syria in the latest raids, including three aerial Syrian defence batteries and four Iranian military sites - BBC
Israel's military strikes in Syria,
downs Iranian drone - first round of strikes targeted Syrian troops and their Iranian-backed allies, including Hezbollah, in central Syria ...
The second round hit outposts in the southwestern suburbs of Damascus, - Fox
Despite missiles and sirens, Israelis not worried about northern threat - Telegraph - UK
Riding high after IS defeat, Iranian axis tries its luck with Israel, US - Times of Israel
Netanyahu: Airstrikes Dealt 'Severe Blows' to Iran, Syria - "We will continue to strike at every attempt to strike at us.
This has been our policy and it will remain our policy." - NewsMax
Preparing for war in the north, Israel boosts air defenses - Jerusalem Post
Tillerson: Russia 'ultimately bears responsibility' for chemical attacks in Syria
Jan. 24, 2017 - The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has apparently launched another chlorine gas attack against
rebels in Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the event a "crime against humanity."
"Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in east Ghouta and countless other
Syrians targeted with chemical weapons since Russia became involved in Syria," Tillerson said in Paris.
- Source: ABC
U.N.: Haley criticizes Russia, calling it 'complicit in the Assad regime's atrocities' - Fox
Turkey attacking Kurds in Syria
Caught in the Syrian Quagmire
Jan. 22, 2018 - Following the near-extinction of ISIS in Syria, the U.S. announced they would help Kurds build
“Syrian border security forces” to control the border between Turkey and Iraq. This would apparently amount to a Kurdish autonomous zone,
Countries such as Russia, Iran and Turkey, bent on clawing long term strategic gains from the chaos, are now floundering in the quagmire
and wondering whether they will be drawn into a new round of bloodshed.
Now Turkey has begun to attack the Kurdish forces in northwest Syria near the Turkish border, but there are conflicting reports on the scope of the attack.
- Source: Zvi Mazel - Jerusalem Post
Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin - BBC
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