Hizbullah Campaign Stalls on Syrian Golan Heights

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - Contrary to reports by Lebanese and Hizbullah-affiliated media, the military operation carried out by the Assad regime and Hizbullah designed to purify the Syrian Golan Heights of rebel forces has not borne much fruit. The major operation, which was devised with the assistance of Iranian officials, began about two weeks ago, and during the first days of the offensive, Lebanese and Syrian media reported rapid gains. In reality, while a couple of thousand Syrian army soldiers along with a few hundred Hizbullah fighters indeed did take control of individual villages and several outposts, the Syrian opposition - both secular factions and members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front - also managed to capture several villages and outposts and the situation in the Syrian Golan Heights, in essence, has not changed at all.

2015-02-26 00:00:00

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