(Worthy News) - From the minute Hezbollah fired their anti-tank missiles at Israel, the entire Middle East was glued to what might happen next. This is because what is happening in northern Israel pits Iran’s ally against Israel, a key ally of the US, and that has regional implications because Iran’s allies and proxies – from Syria to Iraq and Yemen – are all impacted by how Hezbollah performs and how Israel responds.
For instance, in the last month, Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries linked to Iran have blamed Israel for a series of explosions at their munitions warehouses. In addition, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have been using Iranian technology to increase their drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. They also say they have new air defense systems, and that they shot down a US drone recently. It would be the second US drone downed since June.
In January, Israel’s former chief of staff said that it carried out more than 1,000 airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria over the last years. That was a major declaration that built on two years during which Israeli officials had hinted at a widening campaign against Iran in Syria. Israel has only admitted several of these strikes directly as they happened, or after. In September, an airstrike in Latakia led Syrian air defense to shoot down a Russian plane by mistake, causing crises and ending with Moscow sending the S-300 air defense to Syria’s regime. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]