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Israel Reveals Details on Iranian Positions in Syria

Israel Reveals Details on Iranian Positions in Syria

Friday, 20 November, 2020 - 10:45
Israeli soldiers walk during a drill in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria frontier in August [Amir Cohen/Reuters]

The Israeli army spokesman revealed on Thursday secrets of the Iranian positions in Syria, saying Tehran reduced its presence but increased the activity of its militias.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps is personally supervising this activity, through its “Unit 840,” he added.

According to the spokesman, the unit, which is the foreign arm of the IRGC Quds Force, is responsible for managing and directing Iranian militias, along with the Lebanese “Hezbollah.”

It is a relatively secretive operational unit that carries out bombing operations against Western targets and assassinations against Iranian opposition figures.

A new mission seems to have been added to the Unit, which is to turn the Golan into a war front run by Iranian militias against Israel, he noted.

The spokesman affirmed that the unit managed to infiltrate through selected militia fighters into southern Syria and recruited Syrian citizens in exchange for money. It trained them to plant mines and improvised explosive devices and to establish an infrastructure for military activity against Israel.

He also issued a press statement, including pictures, videos and explanatory maps that gave new details on Iranian activities and the strikes launched by Israel in its recent raids on Wednesday morning.

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