Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.” (Psalms 27:3)
A senior source in the IDF told Israeli media outlets that the Mount Hermon Brigade, the IDF brigade which sits closest to the Syrian border, is preparing to counter combined terrorist attacks from Iranian-backed forces in Syria.
According to the anonymous source, the brigade has been training to respond to a variety of attack scenarios, including a combined attack which could include simultaneous border bombs, rockets, attempted kidnappings of soldiers and possible anti-tank missile fire.
“There is someone who gets up every morning and asks, how can I carry out an attack on Israel? Most of the time, they run into great difficulties,” he said.
The forces are backed by the Iranian-led radical axis of Sunni Muslims in and around the Druze village of Khadr. This is the only area on the border of Israel which is currently controlled by pro-Assad forces. The rest of the area along the Israeli-Syrian border is in the hands of a variety of Sunni rebels that are fighting against the Assad regime.
Exchanges of fire between the two groups occur on a daily basis while the Hermon Brigade soldiers watch from their mountain outposts. Israel is unwilling to get dragged into the Syrian civil war that has continued since the Arab Spring revolts in 2011.
The IDF continues to monitor the area to prevent spillover from the war culminating in attacks against Israel. Since the Russian air force has begun providing air support to the Assad regime, the Syrian military, under the control of Assad, and other pro-Assad forces have become assertive and have retaken several posts along the border with Israel.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/52843/idf-prepares-for-possible-combined-attack-from-iranian-backed-syrian-forces-idf/#4zDIIG5d1TW7wTXR.99