BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – Israel’s increased attacks in Syria are unlikely to force Iran to withdraw from the country, the Soufan Group said on Tuesday.
“Israeli strikes, even if increased in frequency or intensity, are unlikely to force Iran to withdraw from Syria, but are also unlikely to provoke a wider conflict,” the report stated.
“Iran’s political and military decision-makers, including leaders of the hardline Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), have always stopped short of actions that would lead to hostilities with more capable conventional powers such as Israel or the United States,” they added.
While Iran denies having any bases inside Syria, the Israeli Defense Forces claim their strikes are specifically targeting these installations and storages.
Most recently, the Israeli Defense Forces heavily bombarded the Damascus countryside and Al-Sweida, resulting in the destruction of several sites, including a radar base.