Israel Won't Allow Iran's Militias Close to Its Border

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Caroline Akoum and Nazir Al-Majli - Israel attacked a Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) camp in Quneitra on Sunday, killing three and injuring two others, an NDF official told AFP. Israel refused to confirm or deny the report. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdul Rahman said the site targeted may have been used by Lebanese Hizbullah as an armory. A Syrian source inside the camp told AFP that "security guards at the camp saw what looked like three fireballs coming towards the camp. Then there were several consecutive blasts because of the explosion of ammunition warehouses." The NDP is trained by Hizbullah, according to Abdul Rahman. It was formed in 2012 and includes 90,000 fighters across Syria. Sami Nader, director of Beirut's Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs, said the Israeli attack is part of attempts to limit Iran's control in the region through Hizbullah.

2017-04-26 00:00:00

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