The other day, another blow to the Israeli air force was struck in Syria. The IDF hit targets in the rural village of Acroba, which is located near Damascus. As a result of this action, at least five people were killed. Most of the victims are fighters of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group. Israeli media also report at least one dead Iranian. There is unverified information that he was a rather high-ranking officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Based on the list of liquidated soldiers, it is easy to guess that the targets of the Israeli strike were Iranian targets. At the official level, this information is confirmed by the representative of the IDF, Lt. Col. Jonathan Concrikus. According to the IDF officer, we are on the verge of a new phenomenon in the Middle East wars. According to him, Iran planned an outlandish military operation against Israel. Through a base on Syrian territory, the IRGC fighters, together with Hezbollah, were about to strike at northern Israel. Everything seems to be trite – Tehran regularly announces possible attacks on Israel, and periodically rockets even fly somewhere in the direction of the Golan Heights, but this time the situation is slightly different. The Persians, along with their friends, planned to use modern technology – unmanned aerial vehicles. Well, very interesting.
Earlier, Iran, which has fairly advanced technologies in this direction, did not resort to the use of UAVs against Israel, moreover, there is no specific information about the permanent location of Iranian drones in Syria. So this statement of Concrikus can be called very strange, and the additional details given by him only complicate everything. So, he says, not about ordinary drones, but about “kamikaze drones.” That is, we are talking about an invaluable technique, which, most likely, is assembled by artisanal methods. It is not sorry – you can put it into consumption by tying a bomb on board and sending it somewhere to the occupied part of Kuneitra. These “kamikaze” supposedly had to hit northern Israel on Thursday, but the attack failed, although the UAVs took off. Apparently, the IDF managed to bring down all potentially dangerous targets. Only now, somehow, the unmanned drones were again in Hezbollah’s hands. Apparently, no one knocked them down, but they simply could not fly, well, or at least some of them.
In response to this failed attack, Israel decided to launch its own. As a result, Syria is on fire again, and no one can do anything about it, and five soldiers will never return home. Very sad, but somehow quite familiar to Syria.
In this story, one circumstance seriously confuses. Iran, as mentioned above, has one of the most advanced unmanned technologies in the region, but then it suddenly became involved in some ridiculous provocation using drones made on the knee. One can still believe in the version with Hehbollah, but it’s unlikely that Tehran would participate in this. And if you recall the whole history of Iranian-Israeli relations against the backdrop of the Syrian war, then any provocations on the part of the Persians are difficult to recall. They were, but these cases are isolated. But Tel Aviv regularly reports on new and new operations against the “Iranian influence” in the SAR. Most of these operations end with victims, including those from the civilian population.
Our source in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation believes that the reason for Israel is far-fetched. Iran now really has no intentions or opportunities to unleash a military campaign against Israel. In this regard, the Persians are most seriously connected, because they have certain international obligations. The possibility of a war against Israel is comparable to the possibility of sending a man to Europe (the satellite of Jupiter) in the near future. Almost zero. The participation of Iranian officers in such provocations is, of course, possible, but rather, on a personal initiative or by order of a senior mid-level leadership. Iran has conservative elements that are truly convinced of the need for real action against the “Zionists.” Of course, they are in the army. But at the highest level, their real influence is seriously limited by the “rationalists” who today dominate almost all structures. Most likely, this action is connected with the internal problems of Israel – the “Iranian threat” is a serious factor in local politics, because both the current authorities and the opposition often use it. Probably, by such actions someone is trying to influence his rating on the eve of the September extraordinary elections.