F-35s hit an Iranian shipment of surface-to-surface missiles
DAMASCUS ($1=2,5512.42 Syrian Pounds) — Israeli F-35 fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes on an Iranian convoy that night. The convoy traveled from Iraq to Syria. The Syrian government claims the convoy was only transporting fuel. However, Iraqi sources claim that in addition to fuel, there were containers of weapons.
The Russian portal avia.pro was the first to report the destroyed weapon. According to the Russian source, Israeli fifth-generation F-35 fighters destroyed containers filled with surface-to-surface missiles or loitering munitions Shahed-131 or Shahed-136. The Russian source said that according to “some data, the cargo of weapons transported in a container was very valuable”. Avia.pro, however, emphasizes that these are assumptions based on Iraqi sources.
F-35 strikes killed 18 members of an Iranian group, including their leader. Seven more people from the Iranian group were seriously injured. A Syrian source spoke to the Russian online portal and said that combat aircraft “were bombarding objects on the Syrian-Iraqi border”. Another source, from the Fatemiyoun Brigade in Al-Bukamal town, said there were at least ten airstrikes.
However, the strikes were divided into two parts. First, Israeli fighter jets attacked the military installations of the Fatemiyoun Brigade and the Zainabiyoun Brigade near the city of Al-Hari. After a short break, apparently needed to regroup the air force, the planes carried out new strikes on “two military vehicles and a truck with logistics and weapons, which were entering from Iraqi territory and headed for the Syrian border,” the source told Russian media.
Israeli-Iranian proxy war / cold war
Communication between Israel and Iran is mostly threatening and hostile. Such has been the relationship between the two countries for a very long time. This situation is known as the proxy conflict, the proxy war, or the Cold War between the two countries.
The conflict “appeared” on the world map after the Iranian revolution in 1979. In all the years to this day, Iran aims to destroy Israel as a state. Tehran supports groups and organizations that are hostile to the Jewish state and people. On the other hand, Israel is worried about Iran’sIran’s nuclear program. The proximity of the two countries worries Tel Aviv that Iranians could use them against Israel if Iran has nuclear weapons. Israel also finds its allies in the face of the United States and Saudi Arabia, which are apparent opponents of Iran.
Thus, this conflict gradually turned into an Israeli-Iranian war. The competition has been going on since the start of the Syrian civil war. According to Iran, Israel rules by an illegitimate “Zionist regime,” a Tehran problem. Iran’sIran’s other point of reference is that the United States is hostile to Muslims because it supports Israel.
The civil war in Syria
The Syrian civil war has been going on for almost a decade. Attempts by movements such as the Syrian Democratic Forces to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have failed.
The Syrian democratic forces are armed by allies and the United States, while the Syrian army is armed mainly by Russia. Russia is the only country officially invited to Syria by President Bashar al-Assad.
In 2017, the United States launched a massive missile strike on Bashar al-Assad’s forces after a report emerged that the Syrian president had used chemical weapons to attack his people in the country. Syria and Russia deny such actions.
During his tenure, US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw much of US troops from Syria, leaving several troops to guard Syria’s oil fields on the pretext of “falling into the hands of Islamic State.”
With the withdrawal of the United States, Turkey comes to the fore, declaring it necessary to deal with the Kurds and the PKK movement in the northern part of the country, which borders Turkey. That is why Erdogan is sending troops in an attempt to build a stable and secure 30km zone between Syria and Turkey, which will prevent future terrorist attacks on Turkish territory, as it is.
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