Hezbollah, Iran and Syria prepare for counterattack
BEIRUT: Iran, Syria and Hezbollah have set up a joint military operations room to coordinate closely in the event of a U.S. strike on Syria, with Hezbollah mobilizing “tens of thousands” of fighters, senior political and diplomatic sources told Lebanon’s The Daily Star on Friday.
Even though the US has so far succeeded in keeping the “axis of the resistance” guessing about the targets and scope of the strike, the sources said, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah have geared up for the worst-case scenarios.
While nearly every aspect of the expected US-led strike remains in flux, the three players have agreed on a specific course of action if American missiles smash into Syrian territory.
Hezbollah has even called up “tens of thousands” of fighters and reservists in anticipation of the strike, according to political sources.
“Iran, Syria and Hezbollah don’t have a clear picture about what Americans have planned,” said one diplomat, who wished to remain anonymous. “But those countries too are prepared for various scenarios.”
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