Israel Attacks Syria as Assad Forces Close in for Kill on ISIS HQ

Israel has launched several unprovoked air raids and bombings against Syrian army positions over the past few days in a blatant attempt to disrupt the Syrian government’s lightning advance on the ISIS capital Raqqa.

At the same time, the Jewish Lobby’s puppet governments in the US and the UK have announced that they will also attack Syria, using the patently false claim that the Assad government is “preparing another chemical attack.”

As Press TV pointed out, the Israeli attacks were supposedly in response to rockets fired from Syria into Israel—but the reality is that the rocket fire came from Syrian “rebel” factions, supported by Israel and America, and had nothing to do with the Syrian government.

Nonetheless, the Jewish state “retaliated” against the Syrian government for the attacks. As former American Intelligence Linguist Scott Rickard told Press TV, “Israel has illegally attacked Syria numerous times before,” and noted that ll such instances of aggression against the Syrian territory, including the latest attacks, clearly amount to “an act of war.”

“The Israelis have bombed targets inside Syria over and over again dozens of times. So, we have tremendous amounts of act of war against Syria, by not only the United States, but coalition and Israel dozens of times. They have attacked with airplanes flying over Syrian territory bombing Syria. So, this is a serious act of war,” he said.

Rickard added that the Tel Aviv regime attacks Syrian government forces every time they try to crush the militants who cross the Golan border to be aided and abetted by the Israelis.

The militants, who are fighting against Syrian army forces, are “seeking refuge” in the occupied parts of the Golan Heights, he said, adding the projectiles land in Israeli-occupied territories accidentally, but the Israelis use this as an excuse to hit Syrian military forces. He also said that Israel is among the key players that have brought death and destruction to Syria for more than six years.

The Israeli attacks are clearly timed to cause maximum disruption to the Syrian government’s dramatic advance to the ISIS capital, Raqqa.

The AMN news service reported that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had launched a new offensive in northern Syria targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last positions along the Raqqa-Aleppo axis.

Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed a number of villages in western Al-Raqqa, striking the Islamic State’s weak defenses from the northern flank.

According to a military source from the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army liberated more than 15 villages in the Al-Raqqa Governorate after a fierce battle with the Islamic State.

As a result of the advance, the Syrian Arab Army has reached parts of the Al-Raqqa Governorate that they have not seen since their withdrawal from the area in early 2013.

The Israeli attacks on the Syrian army are clearly not proving effective at halting the Syrian army advance, so the US government has announced that it will attack because the Syrian government is “preparing another chemical attack.”

This far-fetched claim—just the latest in a long series of lies which have emanated from both the Obama and Trump White House—was quickly endorsed by the British government, which expressed its support for any attack on the Syrian government as well.

Currently, the Syrian Arab Army fronts on the Raqqa/Ithriya Road are only 12 miles from each other, and if the push continues, it is likely that the Syrian government will soon lay siege to Raqqa.

The fall of the ISIS capital will effectively put an end to the ISIS Caliphate—and it is this development which Israel and its puppet regimes in the west seek to prevent.

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