ISIL behind attack on Israeli Golan base not Syrian army: Report

ISIL behind attack on Israeli Golan base not Syrian army: Report
Thu Mar 20, 2014 19:22:27

A recent attack on an Israeli base in the occupied Golan Heights that prompted an aggressive airstrike by Israel on Syrian army positions, was probably conducted by the infamous terrorist groups that has been ripping Syrian towns and villages apart, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

According to the Israeli intelligence asset DEBKAfile the ISIL cells in Sinai Peninsula are plotting “a big coordinated operation” to strike Egypt and Israeli regime simultaneously.

Israeli warplanes bombed several Syrian army basis on Wednesday, after a blast wounded four Israeli troops in the occupied parts of the Golan.

Syrian Foreign Ministry filed two letters of complaint, to the UN secretary-general and the chairman of the Security Council on the Israeli aggression.

The DEBKAfile report says recent information regarding ISIL involvement in the attack were picked up by anti-terrorism agencies watching the serpentine relationships evolving on the border between Syria and the occupied territories.

It adds ISIL militants gained access to Golan through the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border intersections before taking a route which circumvented Jebel Druze.

The ISIL entered Syria war as al-Qaeda’s representative, joining hundreds of other extremist groups which are fighting to topple the Syrian government.

The group was later disbanded by al-Qaeda leader Aymen Zawahiri, and replaced with the al-Nusra Front, another radical group, which is the strongest ally of the US-backed Free Syrian Army in their war against Syrian government.

ISIL has been gathering supporters from several countries and has set up a permanent base in the Syrian town of Raqqa for months.

The group has imposed its own version of law on Raqqa residents who have been witnessing public executions and punishments for violating ISIL rules.

The recent attack by Israel was the first which was publically acknowledged by the regime authorities, but was not the first conducted in Golan.

On March 5, Damascus said that at least seven Syrian security forces and four civilians have been wounded in a number of attacks carried out by Tel Aviv from the occupied Golan Heights. Syrian officials said the attacks targeted a school and a mosque in the Syrian villages of al-Hamidiyah and al-Hurriyah.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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