The Scope of Hizbullah's Presence in Southern Syria

(JNS) Yaakov Lappin - Hizbullah's presence in southern Syria is significantly larger than previously known, according to a recent report by the Alma Research and Education Center. The report revealed the location of 58 sites linked to Hizbullah activities in southern Syria in Quneitra and Dara'a provinces. Two primary Hizbullah units are present, acting under Iranian patronage: The "Southern Command," made up of veteran Hizbullah operatives embedded in the ranks of the Syrian Armed Forces; and the "Golan File" unit, which involves Hizbullah commanders orchestrating localized terror cells made up of Syrians. According to the report, the Southern Command is preparing operational plans and conducting intelligence-gathering in anticipation of the next war with Israel.

2020-11-19 00:00:00

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