New Turkish Operation in Syria; Tension Between Israel and Iran; Iranian Soldiers Were Killed
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 19 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Ankara declared readiness to resume military operation in northern Syria
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, commenting on the situation in the north of Syria, noted that they could resume the previously suspended Operation Source of Peace, Topwar reported.
Recall that this military operation by the Turkish army was suspended after negotiations by the Turkish side, including with the Russian Federation.
According to the head of Turkish diplomacy Mevlut Cavusoglu, Ankara is ready at any time to go on the resumption of military operations in Syria.
The Turkish Foreign Minister noted that the Turkish army would take this step if the United States and Russia “did not fulfill their obligations and did not withdraw Kurdish armed formations from the 30-kilometer zone along the border in the north of the SAR.
Cavusoglu: “It must be noted that today Washington and Moscow have not fulfilled their obligations in this regard. If there is no result, we ourselves will do what is needed in this situation.”
These words of the Turkish minister indicate that in addition to Washington, Moscow also promised the Turks the withdrawal of Kurdish armed formations from the mentioned 30-km zone in the northern part of the SAR.
Syrian rocket fire unmasks new tensions with Iran
Four rockets were fired from Syrian territories at the Golan Heights overnight Tuesday. One can safely assume that the first rocket attack aimed at Israel’s north in the past six months was carried out by the Iranians.
This attack is part of Iran’s new retaliatory policy aimed at combatting Israel Defense Forces’ “in-between wars” campaign, characterized by targeted strikes meant to postpone the next confrontation.
It’s safe to assume that Israel’s actions against Iranian targets in Syria in the past caused quite a lot of damage to the Islamic Republic and they must have decided enough is enough.
It is no secret that Iran operates proxies while trying to establish its military presence in remote areas of Syria in an effort to build a land corridor from Iran through Iraq to Syria.
Case in point, recent reports say that new facilities are being constructed at the military base in Abu Kamal on the Iraqi-Syrian border – facilities aimed to aid Iran’s cross-continental transportation.
Furthermore, over the past few months there have been a number of mysterious airstrikes targeting Iraqi Shi’ite militias along the Iraq-Syria. These militias are backed by Iran and they operate the vital crossings on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq.
Fox News published satellite images overnight Tuesday that eight new construction projects are being built in the same area, at the Abu Kamal military compound also known as “Imam Ali,” as well as hangars big enough to hide trucks or large equipment.
3 Iranian security forces said killed by protesters
Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by “rioters” near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.
The assailants wielding knives and machetes ambushed the three – a Revolutionary Guard and two members of the Basij militia – west of the capital, the news agencies reported.
The deaths take to at least five the number of people confirmed to have been killed in violent demonstrations that erupted across Iran on Friday against a surprise gas price hike.
One of the three was identified as Morteza Ebrahimi, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to Fars.
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Source: Topwar, YNet, TTI