The Israeli military has found out a militant network operated by Lebanese Hezbollah group within the Syrian borders, alongside the frontier with Israel.
According to the military, the Hezbollah-run network, which is also backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, is accumulating weapons in large quantities, getting hands on intelligence and hiring locals in order to attack against Israel.
Reports also suggest that Hezbollah agent Ali Musa Daqduq, who is also the network’s commander, has been running the offensive covertly, that too, without the knowledge of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
In an interview, Brig. Gen. Amit Fisher, the commander of one of Israel’s northern divisions said, “These operatives have been attempting to establish an additional terrorist front against Israel and destabilize the region over the last year.”
Commander Fisher has also warned that Israel will not tolerate any attack by Hezbollah to encroach near the border. If the Israeli government finds any impeachment, it will take the necessary actions.
Iran being Israel’s fiercest enemy, tries to encroach the border and establish its militarily in Syria, as that country’s civil war tails off.
Moreover, Iranian and Hezbollah forces have tied up with Assad’s fighters in the civil war. Hezbollah, along with Russia, are considered to be Syrian president’s strongest allies.
While Israel has avoided to carry out military offensive in Syria, it has conducted hundreds of airstrikes on identified Iranian arms freights to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Recently, Israel has released officials statements about its military operations, and has clearly warned of the repercussions of Iran setting up a permanent combat zone in post-war Syria.
The Israeli forces said the exposed network was in a budding stage, and not yet in working order.
Israel has recently uncovered a Hezbollah tunnel network from Lebanon, which it claims was aimed at carrying out attacks on Israel’s soil.