IDF Detects Limited Iranian, Hezbollah Withdrawal from Syria
The Israeli military has identified the withdrawal of some Iranian militia forces, as well as Iranian and Hezbollah operatives withdrawing from Syria.
Iran has been one of the main allies of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the decade-long war that ravaged the country, sending thousands of militia fighters and equipment in an attempt to entrench itself there.
The withdrawal of the forces detected by the IDF comes after a Saudi-Arabian newspaper reported that Russian officials demanded the Iranians leave several sites in Syria, including its military headquarters in the western Hama province, which is situated next to the Syrian army’s Regiment 49 base.
According to the report, Moscow made the request in order to remove potential targets for Israel that are located near Russian military sites. Despite increased tension between Israel and Russia, the two militaries have a de-confliction mechanism in order to prevent unnecessary friction during IAF operations.
In an attempt to thwart Tehran’s regional hegemony aspirations and the smuggling of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon from Iran, Israel has been carrying out its war-between-the-wars campaign (known as MABAM in Hebrew) for close to a decade. The IDF believes that MABAM has led to a strategic change in the region and destroyed the vision of Qassem Soleimani, the former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander who was killed in an American airstrike in Baghdad in 2020. (JPost / VFI News)
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