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Israeli warplanes fly over Golan as Hizballah fighters pour into Syria

Posted By admin On November 5, 2012 @ 6:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
Nov 5, 2012

Israeli warplanes flew over the divided Golan Sunday, Nov. 4, in a show of strength and as a deterrent against the Syrian civil war seeping across the border, DEBKAfile’s military and Western intelligence sources report.  In Paris, President Francois Hollande vowed Sunday that “France would oppose with all its strength any bid to destabilize Lebanon. Lebanon must be protected.”

He spoke regardless of the 5,000 Lebanese Shiite Hizballah fighters who have poured into Syria from their Beqaa Valley stronghold of al-Harmel to fight Bashar Assad’s war. Our sources reveal that these Lebanese fighters have now advanced 50-60 kilometers deep into southwestern Syria, up to the outskirts of the embattled town of Homs.

On the Golan, further to the east, Israel’s chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited the IDF contingent stationed there to reinforce the message broadcast by the IAF.

Hizballah is now openly flaunting the presence of its regular troops in Syria. They are armed with heavy artillery and Chinese WS-1 multiple-launch rocket systems made in Iran. These “Katyushas,” shoot 302mm rockets at targets up to 100 kilometers away and can operate in the rugged mountain terrain of Lebanon, Syria and Israel and in harsh weather conditions, including snow.

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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22499/Israeli-warplanes-fly-over-Golan-as-Hizballah-fighters-pour-into-Syria

[2] Israeli forces on high alert after Syrian gunfire hit Israeli military jeep on Golan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-forces-on-high-alert-after-syrian-gunfire-hit-israeli-military-jeep-on-golan.html

[3] Syria warns entry into Golan Heights after Israeli airstrike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-warns-entry-into-golan-heights-after-israeli-airstrike.html

[4] After the al Qusayr victory, Syria and Hizballah plan war on Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-the-al-qusayr-victory-syria-and-hizballah-plan-war-on-israel.html

[5] Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-and-syria-exchange-fire-in-golan.html

[6] IDF on war alert. Iran-Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition threatened. US set to act on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/idf-on-war-alert-iran-syrian-hizballah-war-of-attrition-threatened-us-set-to-act-on-syria.html

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