Voltaire Network: Israel bombs Arab Syrian Army

During the night of 23-24 June, Israel carried out air strikes against the Syrian Arab Army.

The Israeli bombers approached the occupied Syrian Golan Heights to hit Al Suwayda and flew over Jordan to reach Deir Al Zour, the largest city in eastern Syria.

For the past three years, Israel has only bombed Iranian-related targets in Syrian territory, but never the Syrian Arab Army itself.

These strikes come at a time when a deep geostrategic shift in the region is underway: Iran has allied itself with the Muslim Brotherhood, a skirmish has pitted a Hezbollah unit against the Syrian Arab army, and the Syrian presidency is negotiating directly with the White House.