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Report: Assad Forces In Southern Part of Syrian Golan Heights Move Closer to Israel, Mulls Use of Chemical Weapons in Homs


By Gil Ronen – “According to reports from the Free Syria Army, the Syrian military has moved forces stationed in the southern part of the Syrian Golan Heights closer to Israel.

The Syrian military did not come close to the border with Israel. However, armored forces that were stationed along the Syria-Jordan border, which were recently reinforced, were moved closer to Israel, according to the report.

The Free Syria Army is the largest opposition group in Syria and is partly made up of defectors from the official Syrian Army.

Israel is concerned that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is on the verge of collapse, may try to defuse the uprising against him by starting a conflict with Israel.

A Lebanese newspaper, The People’s Army, claimed Thursday in its news website that the IDF has been making an extra effort in the past few days to place landmines all along its border with Syria.” Read more.

Flashback: Expert: A Threatened Assad May Attack Israel – “Middle East expert Professor Eyal Zisser warned on Monday against a possible Syrian attack on Israel, if President Bashar Assad feels threatened by the anti-regime protesters. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Zisser said that in the short term there is no reason for particular concern, because a situation which is bad for Assad is good for Israel as this means that the Syrian president is preoccupied with his internal affairs and not with attacking Israel.” Read more.

Assad forces mull use of chemical weapons in Homs, opposition says – “Syria’s military has begun stockpiling chemical weapons and equipping its soldiers with gas masks near the city of Homs, opposition sources reported on Thursday. Opposition activists said they had received reports that the Syrian army had transferred a significant quantity of grenades and mortars containing chemical agents to a school building in Homs. The opposition also reported that gas masks were being distributed to soldiers at roadblocks.” Read more.

Israeli Defense Minister Fears Arms Transfer to Hizbullah – “Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Thursday that sophisticated weapons could be transferred from Syria to Lebanon and to the Hizbullah terror organization, should Bashar al-Assad fall. ‘You have to be alert to the possibility, so that during the fall of the regime there will not be the transfer of sophisticated Syrian weapons to Hizbullah and Lebanon,’ Barak told Army radio. ‘We are tracking this issue constantly and carefully,’ he said, without elaborating further. Barak said Israeli assessments suggest Assad’s downfall is only a matter of time, ‘The fate of the regime of Bashar al-Assad is sealed; his situation is getting worse every week.'” Read more.

  1. Anonymous
    02/09/2012 at 7:16 PM

    This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.” Eze. 36:2

    I have often wondered if this prophesy was speaking of a Syrian invasion of the Golan Heights. Seems like we will know soon enough.

    AHF

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  2. ICA
    02/09/2012 at 10:25 PM

    It could be, though I’ve generally viewed that as one part to a broader picture, and largely referring to the area of the Judean mountains currently possessed by the “Palestinians”, ie, the “West Bank”, geographically. Before Jerusalem was captured in 1967 the area was possessed by Jordan. I understand the fulfillment of Ezekiel 36 as a process that began in 1948, and one that will come to its completion with the Second Coming of Messiah when all nations will then see “the Holy One in Israel” (Ezekiel 39:7).

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