Iran reducing Revolutionary Guards terror group forces in Syria
BREAKING: For the first time since entering Syria, Iran is reducing its Revolutionary Guards terror group forces and clearing out its bases, Israeli officials said.
“Syria is paying growing prices because of the Iranian presence in its territory, for a war which is not its own. Iran has become a burden to Syria,” the officials said.
“We are determined, more determined, and I will tell you why – for Iran, Syria is an adventure 1,000 miles from home, but for us, it is life,” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday.
“Iranian soldiers who come to Syria and act there are endangering their lives. They are risking their lives and will pay with their lives. We will not give up nor allow the establishment of a forward Iranian base in Syria.”
”Iranian soldiers who come to Syrian soil and work in it, their blood their heads. They risk their lives, pay their lives and go on more intensely. We will not give up and will not allow the establishment of a frontal Iranian base in Syria,” Bennett added.
At least 14 Iranian and Iranian-linked terrorists, were eliminated last night in alleged Israeli strikes targeting the Syrian Agency for Scientific Research (SSRC) in Aleppo, used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah terrorists to develop missiles, chemical and biological weapons.
Sources say that Israel’s escalating strikes on Syria are part of a shadow war sanctioned by Washington and part of the anti-Iran policy that has undermined Iranian terrorism in the last two years, without triggering a major escalation.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years, most of them aimed at arms shipments to be headed from Iran to its Shiite proxy Hezbollah.
In the last six months, there has been a significant drop in the volume of cargo flights to smuggle Iranian weapons into Syria.
After alleged Israeli strikes in Damascus last week, Defense Minister Naftali Bennet said: “We have moved from containing Iran’s military presence in Syria to expulsion.”