US, Turkey, Israel made strategic errors on assessments of Syria situation


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) greets US President Barack Obama at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on March 20.

PressTV | Tue May 21, 2013 6:11AM GMT

The Israeli military also has carried out three airstrikes against Syria so far this year.

An Israeli website has said in an article that the US, Turkey, and Israel had made “strategic errors” on their assessments of the situation in Syria.

Mossad-connected DEBKAfile wrote that “Strategic errors, which may turn out to be irreversible, because they emanated from faulty assessments shared by Israel and the Obama administration of the strengths on the Syrian battlefield.”

“To this day, the US, Israel and Turkey cling to the belief that Assad’s days are numbered and refuse to recognize the steady advances made by the Syrian army in its counter-offensive for dislodging the rebels from land they captured in more than two years of combat,” the article said.

DEBKAfile added that “the next stage of the Syrian war” would “evolve into a war of attrition against Israel waged from the Syrian Golan.”

“At all events, the Syrian civil conflict appears poised ready to spill over to one or more of its neighbors, starting with Israel,” it warned.

The article also acknowledged that the US and Israel had failed “to break up the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah alliance.”

The report came as Tel Aviv has recently boosted military activities in the occupied Golan Heights, where clashes between Syrian forces and foreign-sponsored militants have spiked dramatically in recent weeks.

The Israeli military also has carried out three airstrikes against Syria so far this year.

This is while, the Syrian army is advancing on the foreign-militants in several battlefields across Syria.

The army has restored security in al-Qusayr in the central province of Homs, after taking back control of 50 percent of the city from foreign-backed militants.

Fierce battles are still going on in the city as the Syrian army continues its operations there, while large numbers of militants abandon their weapons and flee the city.

The Syrian army entered the strategic city from every front on Sunday following weeks of battle.

The Syrian army says it has also found Israeli-made rockets in a weapons cache seized from militants in Homs province.

Unrest erupted in Syria over two years ago. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from outside, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on May 18 that militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.


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