The US and Israel have drawn a scenario to conduct air and ground assaults on Syria in collaboration with the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), a report by a Lebanese daily said.
Operations to prepare the military forces are done fast, a report by the Lebanese As-Safir daily said, and added, “According to the scenario, the Israeli forces will launch a ground assault, while the US forces will conduct air raid.”
The paper quoted informed sources as saying that the western states are in disagreement with the US and Israel over military intervention in Syria, but analysts believe that once the invasion starts, Syria will come under attack from both land and air.
The report said intensive training courses for FSA forces are underway now as the armed rebel group will have a key role in the US-Israeli war scenario.
The source also told the paper that the FSA forces are due to fight alongside the Israeli forces against the Syrian army armored units on Damascus-Dara road.
Israeli will try to occupy Golan and Dara and then block the possible movement of the Lebanese Hezbollah group in al-Baqa’, the daily explained.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on April 17 that Washington is sending 200 troops to Jordan to help contain the violence in Syria, fueling speculations that the US is setting the stage for an intervention in the Arab country.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.
Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.