IDF Spokesperson Yoav (Poly) Mordechai says Iran and Hezbollah are making desperate effort to save the Assad regime in Syria
IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai referred to the Bashar Assad regime in Syria on Friday (June 15), saying that the understanding that it has “reached its end” is now permeating among Assad’s allies, Iran and Hezbollah.
“Another week is almost over, during which was evident the desperate effort by Iran and Hezbollah to help the Assad regime survive,” Brig. Gen. Mordechai wrote on his official Facebook page. “[Assad’s allies] are beginningto understand that the end is just a matter of time and therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if they are already planning for the day after.”
Brig. Gen. Mordechai emphasized that the IDF is prepared for any scenario.
Earlier this week, Deputy Chief of Staff Major General YairNaveh said that “the same Syrians who act like this toward their people would do the same thing toward us if they had the opportunity.” Maj. Gen. Naveh added that “Syria has the largest arsenal of chemical weapons in the world, and missiles and rockets that cover all of Israel.”
Earlier this month, GOC Northern Command Major General Yair Golan said that “Al-Qaida operatives who are today acting against the Syrian regime may in time operate against us.” Maj. Gen. Golan noted that “Syria has weapons of mass destruction alongside a very heavy arsenal, which includes surface-to-surface and ground-to-sea missiles, and chemical weapons. The fact that Syria is a weapons storehouse that fuels terrorist elements disturbs us greatly.”