Iran Is Exploiting the War in Ukraine to Strengthen Its Presence in Syria

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Yoni Ben Menachem - Two Revolutionary Guards officers died in a recent bombing allegedly by Israel of Iranian targets near Damascus International Airport. Israeli security sources said the two officers were involved in Hizbullah's precision-guided-missile project. Senior Israeli security sources say Iran is exploiting the war in Ukraine to shore up its military presence in Syria. The Syrian army now controls almost all of southern Syria. It closely coordinates with the Iranian militias, which significantly concerns Israel. The Iranian militias in Syria have stepped up their activity in the south. Iran has also intensified its arms smuggling to Syria and Lebanon, including drones, precision-guided missiles, and aerial defense systems. Russia's ongoing military invasion of Ukraine may force Russia to transfer some of its military forces in Syria to Ukraine. As a result, Russia's military power in Syria could decline while Iran's could grow.

2022-03-14 00:00:00

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