Israel launches large-scale bombing campaign against Iran's militias in Syria and warns Syrian government of retaliation

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 مايو، 2018 11:56:28 ص تقرير دوليعسكرياجتماعي إسرائيل


Field and local developments:

On Thursday, the Israeli army said that its forces bombed dozens of military targets of the Iranian Quds Force, Southern Syria.

Israeli army spokesman, Avichai Adrei, said on his official Twitter account that the Israeli raids on Wednesday night targeted "systems and intelligence sites belonging to the Quds Force, and reconnaissance site, military sites and combat means in the disengagement zone."

The Israeli army also revealed that it had shelled defense forces of the Syrian government, warning them of retaliation against it, hours after Israeli shelling on dozens of Iranian military targets in Southern Syria.

On Thursday, the Israeli bombing targeted sites of Iran and its militias and Syrian government forces in al-Quneitra, Southern Syria, in response to rocket attacks on the occupied Golan.

A military source told SMART that the Israeli aircraft launched more than 20 strikes on military bases in the outskirts of the Hadar village in al-Quneitra after midnight on Wednesday - Thursday. The tanks of the Israeli army stationed west of Jabal al-Sheikh targeted other sites.

Then, the Israeli occupation army said that Israel informed Russia before bombing several military sites of the Syrian government and its supporting Iranian militias in Syria.

The Israeli shelling on the Syrian government forces sites in the vicinity of Moadamiyet al-Sham city west of Damascus injured a woman.

This comes after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Wednesday, that it is unlikely that Russia seeks to limit the Israeli military operations in Syria.

On Thursday, France and Russia called on Israel and Iran to stop the military escalation in Syria.

On Wednesday,  Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reached an agreement with Russia to leave the villages of the eastern countryside of Hama and the northern countryside of Homs, surrounding the city of Salamiyah, 30 kilometers east of Hama, Central Syria.

A source from the HTS in the region told SMART that they had reached the agreement with Russia after a direct meeting in the village of Selim. The deal includes that the HTS leave the towns and villages of Qantara, Damina, Satihyat, Talul al-Hamr, Dilak and Eidun in the eastern countryside of Hama; and the towns and villages of Deir Foul, Izz al-Din, Quneitrat, Salim, Ghasbiya, and Rajia’aiya.

On Wednesday, HTS also adopted the bombing of a bus three days ago was carrying members of the regime forces in the province of al-Swaida.

On Wednesday, activists from Homs called for put pressure on Turkey to allow the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to enter the cities and towns of the northern countryside of Aleppo.

People demonstrated in al-Bab city, 38 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, in protest against Turkey's ban on entry of IDPs convoys from Southern Damascus and Northern Homs into areas controlled by the Euphrates Shield.

The residents of the city and IDPs in it participated in the demonstration. They called on humanitarian organizations to intervene to meet the needs of the IDPs and to set up tents for them as a "quick solution," pending approval of their entry.

However, the second group of IDPs from Northern Homs and Southern Hama, Central Syria, returned towards the Qalat al-Madiq in Hama, after Turkish authorities prevented them from entering the northern countryside of Aleppo.

On Thursday, a source told SMART that the IDPs from Southern Damascus had been pressured to leave to Aleppo towards Idlib after a new convoy joined another one stuck on the outskirts of the al-Bab city east of Aleppo. Furthermore, about 1800 IDPs suffer from the difficult humanitarian situation while the Turkish authorities are still preventing them from entering.

The source said from inside the convoys that about 1800 people are suffering from a difficult humanitarian situation and fatigue, especially children and women, due to travel and long waiting inside the buses for 60 hours.

On Wednesday, the people of the Tar area and Nahiyat Kurnaz, northwest of Hama, Central Syria, called on the Turkish side to put pressure on the Syrian government to withdraw its forces from their towns and villages.

The local council of al-Lataminah city, north of Hama, Central Syria, called on the Interim Syrian Government to compensate farmers for their losses as a result of the systematic bombing by the government forces on agricultural land.

On Wednesday, the Syrian government forces bombed neighborhoods in the city of Daraa, Southern Syria, killing and wounding 11 civilians, including women and children.

Artillery shelling by the government forces and raids by Russian warplanes also killed and wounded 13 civilians, including children and women, in a village and two towns south and west of Idlib, Northern Syria.

A SMART correspondent, Bilal Biosh, was also injured in Idlib while covering the pull out of victims of the airstrike that targeted the village of Maarzita.

In another context, 25 fighters of the Ezza army of the Free Syrian Army graduated from the 14th session, in the army’s camps north of Idlib, Northern Syria, to maintain security.

Political and international developments:

The official Iraqi television said that the Iraqi forces arrested five leaders in the Islamic State, after being lured by the intelligence from Syria to Iraqi territory.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 مايو، 2018 11:56:28 ص تقرير دوليعسكرياجتماعي إسرائيل
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