Report: Israel on verge of sending troops into Syria over increased threat of terrorist attack

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) is believed to be preparing for a possible ground operation in Syria.

Local news channel, Channel 2, reported a large scale drill by military forces along the border on Sunday which simulated a possible incursion into Syrian territory and the evacuation of Israeli citizens from nearby border towns.

According to another channel, Channel 10, the drill also prepared for a sophisticated attack by Isis on Israeli troops.

It comes after a senior officer said recent attempts by Hezbollah to carry out terror attacks against Israel from the Golan Heights were orchestrated by Iran.

  • Minicapt

    “… the drill also prepared for a sophisticated attack by Isis …”
    The reporter was led to understand that ‘interpretive dance’ would be involved, plus a possible rap poetry slam.


  • Norman_In_New_York

    For the last four years, Israel has wisely stayed out of Syria and let Hezbollah and Al Qaeda slaughter each other while serving notice that certain provocations would bring consequences.. An attempted encirclement along the northern border would be one trigger. Attacks on the Druze minority in the south of Syria would be another. (The Druze, like the Yazidis, are not Muslims and there is a significant Druze population in Israel who are loyal to the state.) Israel is not likely to directly attack ISIS if this would hand a victory to Hezbollah and Iran.

    • I think it is mere speculation myself but you never know.