Israel's war with Syria

Netanyahu looks into Syria from the Golan Heights in January 2013.jpgGeneral Command : Army Units Destroyed Israeli Vehicle Crossed Cease-Fire Line

May 21, 2013

DAMASCUS, SANA - General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that our armed forces destroyed an Israeli vehicle entered from the occupied territories and crossed the cease-fire line towards the village of Bir Ajam.

"The village is located in the liberated area of Syrian territories where there are armed terrorist groups, " the General Command said in a statement issued Tuesday.

"Following that, the Israeli enemy fired two rockets from the occupied site of Tal al-Faras toward one of our sites in al-Zubaydiah village; no casualties reported, " the statement said.

It added that the aggression aims at raising the terrorist groups' collapsed moral due to the painful blows they received at the hands of our armed forces in more than one place, especially in al-Qsier area.

The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that the blatant aggression confirms again the involvement of the Zionist entity in the ongoing events in Syria and the direct coordination with the armed terrorist gangs.

The statement stressed that any breach or an attempt to violate the state sovereignty will be responded.

It stressed that whoever thinks that he is able to test our strength, alert and readiness to maintain our dignity and sovereignty is mistaken.

Ghossoun / http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/05/21/483331.htm


Nov. 2, 2010

‘IDF intelligence chief: Israel’s next war will see heavy casualties’

In farewell meeting at the Knesset, Gen. Amos Yadlin says next conflict will hit Israel far harder than recent wars in Lebanon and Gaza – and hints for first the time at Israeli involvement in a 2007 strike on a nuclear plant in Syria…

In a final meeting at the Knesset, outgoing Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin warned on Tuesday that Israel’s next war would be fought on several fronts – causing far heavier damage and casualties than other recent conflicts. A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conficts in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-9. Syria, particularly, posed a greated military obstacle to Israel than at any time in the past three decades, Yadlin said, having amassed advanced Russian-built antiaircraft missiles that seriously limited the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force. Yadlin also hinted at Israel’s involvement in attacking a Syrian nuclear facility in September 2007. That strike has been widely attributed to Israel, but the government has never officially taken responsibility for the operation. The veteran soldier, who turns 60 next year, told the committee that during his position as MI chief he had contended with two enemy nuclear programs – apparently a reference to Iran and Syria. Yadlin also warned of a growing threat from the Iranian nuclear program, saying Iran now had enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-intelligence-chief-israel-s-next-war-will-see-heavy-casualties-1.322484

Syrian Army: News from the Syrian News Agency Sana

Syrian.army. Killed in Large Numbers, Infiltration Attempt Foiled in Homs

May 21, 2013

PROVINCES, (SANA) - Units of the armed forces on Tuesday continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in the farms surrounding al-Wa'ar area in Homs, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the army discovered a field hospital and seized a big amount of medicine and medical equipment which were stolen from the public and private hospitals in Homs.

In al-Qseir, SANA reporter said that the army destroyed many terrorists' tunnels in the central and northern area of the city, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and equipment.

Among the killed terrorists were Abdul-Wareth Ismael, Ibrahim Harba, Bilal Qarqwaz, Mohammad Ammar, Hilal Darweesh and Ammar al-Iter, terrorist Suhayb Khaled Ismael, a most dangerous terrorist, was seriously injured.

Dozens of explosive devices that were planted by terrorists in the houses and public institutions and on the roads were dismantled.

Units of the armed forces continued pursuing terrorists in the northern and southern areas in the city after the army restored security and safety to the eastern area, the stadium, parts of the western area and the area surrounding the municipality, the cultural center, the Church and the municipality roundabout and to al-Ghaita area.

Terrorists Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon Foiled

In another context, units of the armed forces foiled armed terrorist groups' infiltration attempts from Lebanon into Syria across several sites in al-Qseir countryside, inflecting heavy losses upon them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the armed forces confronted armed terrorist groups tried to infiltrate from Lebanon across al-Sarhanieh, Hit and Bwiet to the Northern neighborhood in al-Qseir city, killing scores of terrorists, injuring others and destroying their vehicles.

Army Destroys Terrorists' Gatherings in Sirmin, Idleb Countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed, in a qualitative operation, terrorists' gatherings in Sirmin city in Idleb countryside with all the weapons and ammunition inside them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the operation resulted in destroying a warehouse for the terrorists' weapons, ammunitions and vehicles, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

The source added that the engineering units dismantled 3 explosive devices planted by terrorists near the Youth Camp, each one weighs 100 kg linked with a remote control device. The units also dismantled 2 anti-personnel landmines.

Jabhat-al-Nusra-Linked Terrorists Eliminated in Daraa

In Daraa countryside, an official source said that units of the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' hideouts in Busr al-Harir town.

The operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

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