Gunfire on Golan After Iran Tells Syria to Strike

Hours after Iran tells Syrian DM to open war against Israel on Golan and day after 'stray' mortar rounds, 'stray' shots fired. Coincidence?

Ari Yashar,

IDF soldiers on Golan Heights (file)
IDF soldiers on Golan Heights (file)
Reuters

Just hours after Iran reportedly told Syria to open a war front against Israel on the Golan Heights, gunfire burst out from Syria into Israel in the Quneitra region of the Golan on Wednesday.

The shots are likely to be brushed off as "spillover" from the civil war raging in Syria, as they were fired from an area where fighting continues between President Bashar al-Assad's regime forces and Syrian rebels.

However, they come just a day after two mortar rounds were fired at the Golan Heights from Syria on Tuesday afternoon, in yet more "spillover."

In the Quneitra region on Wednesday explosions were heard alongside the gunfire. No wounds were caused by the incident.

Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd al-Freij arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a rare two-day visit, the first since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, and while there was reportedly told by the Iranian regime propping up Assad to attack Israel together with Iran's proxy terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Al-Freij was told to spark a conflict on the Golan Heights in an Iranian effort to expand its regional hegemony and influence at all costs, even despite the weakening Syria can expect as a result of such a conflict that comes as Assad's regime is rapidly losing ground.

A day before the mortar fire on Sunday, four Arab terrorists were eliminated on the Golan Heights while placing an explosive on the Israeli border. Likewise, Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front and Islamic State (ISIS) are fighting on the Syrian side of the Golan, right on Israel's doorstep.

Experts have revealed Iran is spending $35 billion a year to prop up Assad's regime, and is likewise deploying thousands of its troops in the country.

The reason for this is that Iran needs to maintain a route of access through Syria to the Mediterranean by which it can supply weapons to Hezbollah and strengthen its growing regional influence.




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