Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights

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According to reports, the deal includes Iranian proxies fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, which would be required to leave the border area and eventually Syria. Most dangerously that this admission of the military solution failure will approve the geographical distribution of Syria among various foreign forces (Russia, US, Iran, Turkey). The Iranian and other allied military presence, with all this quantity and depth, establishes a reality that cannot be disregarded as a danger to the region in general rather than to Israel, which has a huge destructive military power and an American ally it can rely on.

The reports on the new ceasefire agreement came after the BBC published satellite photos on Friday said to show the construction of a permanent Iranian military base in Syria.

Also over the weekend, the Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian drone above the Golan Heights, as it approached the border with Israel. Israel has been closely watching Iran's involvement in the war in neighboring Syria.

Israel signaled Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russian Federation try to build up a cease-fire in the area. The Revolutionary Guards have solidified the presence of their foreign militias and fighters in their strongholds in Syria, which are about 50 kilometers on the borders of Israel with Golan. That is why the new Israeli threats are against Hezbollah in both Lebanon and Syria.

Seoul, Washington start manoeuvers with United States aircraft carriers
Also on Saturday, the US and South Korean navies launched four days of joint drills off the east coast of South Korea. The last time such a convergence of military power occurred was in 2007 in waters off the USA territory of Guam.

While largely staying on the sidelines of the Syrian war, Israel has carried out repeated airstrikes against suspected weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his televised remarks opening Israel's weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, did not elaborate on the new Washington-Moscow arrangement for Syria.

Iran, however, has no borders with Syria; nevertheless, it is the most extended and militarily active country. If it hadn't been for Russia's air support, Iran's militias would not have expanded and would not have even survived defeat. The agreement only ends the existence of terrorist groups such as ISIS, al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, but will fail in ridding Syria of more unsafe regional militias.

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