Damascus, Syria (1:23 A.M.) – Syrian forces intercepted a smuggling car loaded with armament destined for the deignated terrorist group Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front) in Dara’a countryside.

The shipment consisted of five US-manufactured TOW missiles, 30 grenade launcher rounds, dozens of RPG missiles, and a large amount of rifle ammunition. According to a Syrian Army source, the military received information about  this shipment and its designated destination through an anonymous rebel source (likely a rival faction).

Noticeably, there has been a spike in weapon smuggling in Damascus’s vicinity as the SAA managed to halt a series of TOW missile shipments last of which was in Barzeh district of Damascus. It is not unlikely that a foreign sponsor is invested in initiating a major battle in the capital where rebels find themselves increasingly isolated and choked with every passing day.

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    • Nonsense!
      Israel hasn’t TOWs, they use Spike which is made locally, as most of their missiles : they prefer not to rely on the US, especially while they were near to end fucked by lack of supplies in 1973.
      Saudi Arabia bought 15,000 TOWs and around 750 launchers for 1.1bln$ from Raytheon in 2014, don’t look further. Israel doesn’t give a fuck about Arabs as long as :
      – Arabs don’t attack or intend to attack them.
      – There is no money to make.
      Nusra = Qaeda = Muslim Brotherhood offshoot… So is Hamas or Turkish AKP. It is dubious to consider Israel is in love with MB or they wouldn’t had helped so much to oust Morsi 😉
      BTW, MB being banned in KSA, IMHO, this stockpile was more likely to supply Ahrar or JaI which are clearly Saudi proxies. Help to Nusra is more likely to come from Qatar (or Turkey) as Qatar’s emir is a MB guy.

        • Sincerely, it’s really as much their interest having Julani or al-Badri ruling Syria as having Morsi in power in Egypt.
          Assad may not be friendly, he’s not crazy, actually, he’s even s.o. very clever. Why would they destabilise the region? Seriously, what could they gain through it? Have even more idiots wanting to destroy them?
          Most of anti-Israeli terrorism is Sunni-backed for a while. The only Shias really willing to attack seem to be Hezbollah and well, I think Iran is going on arming HB to keep a grip on Lebanon BUT actually, Iran received serious help from Israel so Bibi is furious about Khamenei delivering anti-ship and ballistic missiles to HB : let’s be clear : w.o. Israeli military help, Iran would now be an Iraqi province.
          Actually, Israelis even considered to launch a massive air-campaign against Daesh and maybe even Nusra : just read what Eschell, their air-marshall says! IMHO, Bibi is not hot for this as he’s likely to consider it’d be an enormous magnet to motivate even more idiots to come to Syria and Iraq as Abadi and Assad would be seen as allies to Israel by all these morons.
          Nevertheless, just dig it : the Shia crescent is under attack by the GCC. Israel is actually not an aggressive country : just learn history : they didn’t launched a single war, even the 1967 one as Egypt previously blockaded the Aqaba gulf and entered Sinai which was a demilitarized zone. The actions in South Lebanon? PLO was pounding into their territory all day long then HB did the same a few decades later… Now watch how all GCC’s in an arms race, the actions in Yemen, the shithadists everywhere.
          Sincerely, what’s the interest of the Shia crescent? Let GCC crush them or stopping an irrational aggressivity against Israel : if all signed a peace-treaty, the GCC would get really bonkers! Moreover, by teaming with Israel, US are very likely to become much more eager to be neutral and have IDF giving a serious helping hand to eradicate the takfiris while Israel wouldn’t be in permanent risk.
          Now, the Palestinian problem? Muhaha! It’s an artificial problem created by the Arab League! There’s no such thing in history as a Palestinian people! It’s a forgery created with the sole purpose to outnumber the Jews in Israel, they’re mostly Jordans or Egyptians! If Abdullah II and al-Sisi are OK, the problem can be solved by having them back in their countries while Israelis would be pleased to help building them settlements with irrigation all around the Sinai and along the red sea and there is serious potential of tourism and even agriculture through irrigation and terraces. Hey, just look at aerial pictures from 40 years ago and now : Half the sands of Neguev desert have been replaced by agriculture! Since 1948, water consumption has diminished of 10% while agriculture has multiplied by 16, industry by 40. Jordan is 5 times bigger and shares the same geological conditions, Sinai isn’t so different… There may even be serious help from UN and EU.
          By doing tabula raza of the past, it would be a win-win situation for both the Shia crescent and Israel and totally fuck up the GCC plots!
          PLO and Hamas would be terminated while as Hezbollah has proved itself being able to really act like a regular army, they simply could be integrated as regular units in Syria and Lebanon, exactly like it was the case with PMU militias in Iraq.
          I’m sure some idiots will be mad at me again reading this but if the goal is stability and peace, this is the way, this includes Yemen.
          Some effort could even be done to solve the Sudan, Libyan and Somalian problems, there might even be serious manpower drawn with CEDEAO help.
          The troubles don’t just come from KSA or Qatar, actually, it’s all GCC implied. Hard to say at which level as the rulers can even not be implied as due to the social structures, well, with just OSINT, I can’t say who is tainted and who isn’t, maybe if I could read Arab it’d be easier but I think you need human intelligence and serious COMINT/SIGINT to determine exact responsibility, nevertheless all threads of all this shit leads there and let’s be clear, all these nasty plots shall be ruined, no matter the methods used.

          • Seriously, what could they gain through it?

            Easy answer : fuel and gas. Easy to steal with the help of KO.
            To have KO, just send some trained mens, with weapons, with a lot of fake news.

            That’s all.