(Golan Heights, Israel)
In the wake of yesterday's airstrike by Israeli fighter jets, Israeli military has deployed to the Golan Heights region on the northernmost Israeli border. The Heights has been a hotbed of conflict for several years as Israeli forces have fought successfully to keep both Syrian government troops and IS fighters out of the country. The region is also home to a large pocket of Syrian Democratic Forces which has waged an ongoing war against Bashar al-Assad's forces and Daesh.
Both anti-air missile defense systems known as the Iron Dome and Israeli infantry have been spotted on the ground, according to SDF fighters who have tipped off Zion Free Media.
This statement was released by Israeli Breaking News following the deployment of Israeli troops to the Golan Heights: "Israeli army has been put on high alert in Northern Israel near Syrian & Lebanese borders ahead of feared retaliation by Iran & Hezbollah for attributed Israeli strike in Syria & ahead of possible military actions by America."
Hamas and Hezbollah, two of the most prominent Palestinian militant organisations, have vowed to continue fighting against Israel. This comes in wake of the 13 March bombing in the Gaza Strip which targeted the Palestinian Prime Minister, the head of the largely autonomous Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian news organizations were quick to blame the bombing on Israel, while Israel denied any and all involvement.
The Gaza Strip borders the North Sinai region of Egypt, which has been home to a violent Islamic State cell since the beginning of Daesh's involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Daesh has been known to target both Israelis and Palestinians indiscriminately in the past.
A Senior Israeli official told Israel's Channel 10 today that, after security discussions, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu believes Trump is very likely to order an attack on Syria.
Israel has been an ally of the United States since 1948.
The activist organization The White Helmets have released a video of used chemical weapons canisters found in Damascus only days after the jarring chemical attack. Heavy casualties were reported by free media in the area, while Russian investigators into the chemical attack claimed they found "no sign of chemical weapons."
While the city of Damascus remains largely under the control of Assad forces, it is home to significant Syrian rebel forces and an IS cell, all of which continue to fight one another in a three sided conflict.
The city which was liberated from IS control only a few months ago is now seeing an escalation in conflict.
Islamic State fighters continue to gain ground in their push west towards Palmyra, Syria, which was once firmly under IS control but has since been liberated and is currently controlled by the Syrian government. IS has significant presence on the western banks of the Euphrates River only a hundred kilometers south of Deir-ez-Zor.
The Free Syrian Army, a member of the International Alliance, is making preparations to enter Deir-ez-Zor city from their stronghold in Southern Syria. Daesh controlled territory lies between the FSA's stronghold and Deir-ez-Zor.
US forces were spotted setting up new positions in Manbij today in response to a continued push into Kurdish and Syrian territory.
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Revan Filiaexdeus is a freelance journalist and social activist who has been following the Syrian Civil War since it's origins in the Arab Spring of 2010. He is passionately dedicated to an objective covering of these events and works with organizations such as syriancivilwarmap.com and southfront.org