Russian monitors for Syrian Golan – not Iranians


Russian military police in Syria

Moscow this week responded to Israel’s concerns about posting Iranian and Turkish officers on its borders to monitor the potential “de-escalation” zones Russia is proposing for Syria. In respect of those concerns, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that Russia agreed in high-level contacts in the last few days to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region and the areas where Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet. The proposal also calls for the expansion of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which supervises the cease-fire between Israel and Syria on the Golan.

The Russian military are preparing to establish four ceasefire safe zones in Syria. The southernmost would be located along Syria’s borders with Israel and Jordan. The issue came up during Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on May 11, and a day earlier, in a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, was also involved in the exchanges on the ceasefire zones between Washington, Moscow and Jerusalem during his visit to Israel this week as the guest of the Israeli chief of staff, Lieut. Gen. Gady Eisenkott. On Tuesday, May 9, Dunford said that “Israel is concerned about the possibility of having Iranian or Iranian-backed forces, such as Hizballah, so close to its border.” Both Putin and Lavrov promised that neither Iranian, pro-Iranian, nor Turkish officers would be placed in areas close to the Israeli border.

Our military sources report that during talks between Washington, Moscow and Jerusalem on Thursday, May 11, the three sides agreed to continue to discuss the Russian proposal.

Another issue raised among them was who will deal with the ISIS forces in the Yarmouk area near the Israel-Jordan and Israel-Syria borders, including the bases established by the Khaled bin al-Walid army, which has sworn allegiance to ISIS.

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  1. :
    Putin promised that the anti-Israel military guys, placed in areas close to the Israeli border, would not all be hard-core Islamists.

    How considerate.

  2. “The proposal also calls for the expansion of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which supervises the cease-fire between Israel and Syria on the Golan.”

    Their only function is to contain Israel on behalf of the enemy. We have been there before.

    Only a strong Israel can keep the peace. Too many concessions have been made already. Too many one-sided compromises. Russia and the musselheads (musselmen) are paper tigers. They will back down before a display of uncompromising strength. Trump just showed that.

    “Peace only comes from the barrel of a gun” – HoneyBee

    All of these damn goyim need to get the f*ck away from Israel’s borders.

    The National Union party used to have in their platform that any piece of territory from which Israel is threatened should be annexed (and presumably permanently cleared of Arabs. And I don’t care how.) I agree with that.

  3. Hezbollah transferred to the Lebanese army military posts on the border with Syria
    Roi Kais|Published: 12.05.17 , 15:11
    The Hezbollah terrorist organization transferred its military posts between the al-Jadida crossing and the hammock area along the Syrian-Lebanese border. The outposts were transferred to the army in accordance with the promise made by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Thursday at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the assassination of Mustafa Badr a-Din, the military commander of the organization.,7340,L-4961195,00.html

    Next week: Hezbollah disappears from the Golan. Before Aoun allies with Harriri.

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