Israel preempts the Iranian Parliament Speaker’s visit to Syria by intensifying its strikes on Iranian sites

Israel preempts the Iranian Parliament Speaker’s visit to Syria by intensifying its strikes on Iranian sites

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Israel preempts the Iranian Parliament Speaker’s visit to Syria by intensifying its strikes on Iranian sites

Information leaked by the Russian military base “Hmeimim” in Syria, confirmed that this week was exceptional in the Israeli attacks on the main Iranian military centers in the governorates of Homs and Aleppo, and culminated in the bombing of the central control center in the Sayeda Zainab area, south of the capital, Damascus, last Monday night.

The latest bombing was carried out by two Israeli F16 aircraft, which bombed the Iranian sites from the Lebanese airspace, and lasted for 14 minutes, during which the Russian (Buk M2A) air defense system surrounded by the Iranian site managed to shoot down two of the missiles that targeted the Iranian site, which were estimated to be in the dozens. .

Residents of the Syrian capital, Damascus, confirmed that the explosions continued for about a quarter of an hour, and that a ban was imposed on the southern areas of the capital, with the appearance of a cloud of smoke from the area separating Damascus International Airport and the Sayeda Zainab area, about ten kilometers northwest of it.

In order to avoid confusion between the Iranian control centers and the positions of the Syrian army, officers of the Russian army leaked information to the official Russian news agencies, in which they confirmed that all Israeli bombing operations throughout this week targeted Iranian sites, including the violent bombing south of the capital, Damascus, which was confirmed by the media. Syrian.

Previous information said that the air attacks launched by Israel on southern Aleppo early this week, near Al-Safira Airport, were targeting weapons depots and the headquarters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, which control the most difficult triangle for them, Idlib, the desert areas and the areas east of the Euphrates.

Only two days after those attacks, Israeli planes attacked the airports of Al-Dabaa and Al-Qusayr in the western axis of the city of Homs in central Syria, which the Israeli sources said was targeting the largest warehouses and ammunition for Hezbollah, followed by an announcement by the party in which it confirmed that the prominent leader Imad Al-Amin “Mr. Gharib” He died inside Syrian territory, which was denied by other sources, stressing that the Israeli attacks killed the leader of the party, along with leaders from the Iranian “Fatimiyoun Brigade”, and with them, the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Sayed Ajmad Qureshi, who was holding a military meeting at Dabaa Airport. Military.

Israeli intensification of strikes

The Israeli intensification of its military strikes targeting the Iranian armed presence in Syria has been accompanied by two major transformations: The first is military, represented by a Russian decision to monopolize the intermittent military operations taking place in Idlib governorate between it and the Syrian army.

As for the second transformation, it is economic, and it is represented in the Chinese strategic economic project towards Syria, which was crowned by the extraordinary visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to Damascus, which observers saw as a threat to the network of Iranian economic interests and influence within Syria.

The visit of Iranian Parliament Speaker Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf to the Syrian capital, Damascus, on which the Syrian President’s advisor, Buthaina Shaaban, commented: “We thank Iran for its assistance in combating terrorist groups, and that the Syrian people have not and will not forget the Iranians’ support and sacrifices towards our country.” growing on its military presence and economic interests in Syria.

The researcher specializing in Iranian affairs, Rashad Farhan Al-Abawi, explained in an interview with “Sky News Arabia” the mechanisms of the Israeli strategy in the face of Iranian influence in Syria, saying: “There was almost a Russian-American-Israeli consensus, based on allowing Iran to be present in Syria, provided that it did not Military expansion near the Israeli border, but in compensation for that, Iran chose to create civil and populated environments loyal to it, in order to prepare the continuity of its military presence in Syria.

Al-Abbawi added: “The Sayyida Zeinab area, and its surrounding towns, such as Sbeineh, Daraya and Al-Jadida, passing through the entire southern belt of the city of Damascus, are part of a major Iranian project to transform it into something like the southern suburb of Beirut, through a demographic change and creating a basis for a military presence within the population structure in That area, which applies to the Syrian governorates of Aleppo and Homs, which worries Israel, and makes it seek to liquidate it as soon as possible, or disturb it and turn it into a place of permanent confrontation at least.

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