Israel strikes Iran in Damascus

The IDF has struck the IRGC’s Syria/Lebanon leadership inside the building next to Iran’s embassy in Damascus. The strike reportedly killed seven members of the IRGC including the top Iranian commander in Syria. If so, that would be seven for the price of one. The Times of Israel reports the story here. The Israelis have awesome intelligence.

Israel cannot live with the daily attacks from Hezbollah across its northern border. The attacks have displaced some 100,000 Israelis from their homes. You don’t hear much about it, but it can’t go on. That’s what I infer from the strike.

FDD’s Mark Dubowitz comments: “The precision and daring of this operation cannot be overstated. Israel is reaching a decision-point on its northern front, where Hezbollah’s lethal provocations have become unbearable. Taking out a top-tier figure in the hostile axis that runs from Tehran through Damascus to Beirut is an effective way of getting the enemy to focus on what’s at stake.” Dubowitz also relates, contrary to some press reports, “that the strike was not against the consulate or any diplomatic building but against a Quds Force building disguised as a civilian building.”

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