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According to Arab media, Israel has increased the frequency of its military activity in Syria, specifically, to prevent Iran from gaining a permanent foothold in the country.

The Israel Air Force recently struck four Iranian facilities, including a well-publicized attack last month on an installation located in Al-Kiswah, just south of the Syrian capital where Tehran is believed to have been constructing a weapons depot.

Additionally, Israeli jets targeted sites in Hisya, near Homs, Jamariya, west of Damascus and Masyaf. The facilities are reportedly involved in military research, the production of surface-to-air missiles—which could threaten Israel's air superiority—and function as personnel bases. The report says that Iran has started to build installations within civilian industrial areas, leading security experts to assume that Tehran is attempting to hide the existence of such centers in order to shelter them from attack.

The development is drawing parallels to Iran's strategy in Lebanon, where its proxy the Hizbullah terrorist group has built offensive capabilities within towns and villages in proximity to the border with Israel.

Jerusalem has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran from establishing any military infrastructure in Syria, especially within the Golan Heights, which could be used to open up another front against Israel in a future conflict with Hizbullah.

Concern is growing that Tehran could be compelled to strongly retaliate should its Syrian assets continue to be targeted. (Medialine) 

This is a very serious matter requiring ongoing intercession privately and in your prayer groups. Israel's northern borders are endangered by numerous enemies. The strongest and potentially most dangerous are the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist group—heavily backed by Iran—and Iran itself that is embedding its military resources in Syria. Iran has threatened numerous times to "wipe out Israel."

Pray according to Scripture:"Scatter the nations who delight in war" (Ps. 68:30, NIV).

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