Syria War in Syria - 2020 [Idlib Operation Underway]

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A LESSON FROM IDLIB FOR HEZBOLLAH: IS ISRAEL PREPARING AN ATTACK?
Posted on 09/03/2020 by Elijah J Magnier


By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai

For the first time in its official existence in 1985, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has now clashed on the battlefield with the Turkish army, one of NATO’s strongest. The face-to-face clash between Hezbollah and the Turkish military took place in the rural area of Idlib where dozens of Turkish service members lost their lives while fighting side-by-side with jihadists and foreign fighters of different nationalities, including al-Qaeda members. The Turkish-NATO army used similar weapons and tactics to Israel. They surprised Hezbollah by using armed drones and precision bombing behind the frontline, killing nine militants and wounding 65 in one single attack. So many Hezbollah militants were killed in one place due to the collapse of the entire building they gathered under, located behind the main battlefield line.

Another factor was the unexpected withdrawal of Russian air coverage at the moment Turkey was sending its Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) (or Unmanned Aerial System (UAV) better known as armed drones) deep inland, bombing Iran and its allies for the first time. This confrontation has introduced a new military doctrine to Hezbollah militants and has taught them new lessons based on experiences Hezbollah has never been confronted with in the past. Turkey used its UCAVs, TRG-122 satellite-guided rockets, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and ground attacks by the Turkish army fighting alongside jihadists. It is most likely what Israel has been threatening Hezbollah with, in the event of war.

Moreover, Israel’s concern about the outstanding Hezbollah night assault capability on Saraqed has a double edge, pinpointing ability and a procedure Hezbollah can successfully carry out against Israel in case of war- thus triggering concern in Israel. Indeed, Israel is increasingly voicing concern about the level of threat posed by Hezbollah’s ‘al-Radwan’ Elite force spread along the borders of Lebanon. Could Israel be planning a similar quick attack against Hezbollah’s forces?

A source within the “Axis of the Resistance” said “during the last war in 2006, Israeli drones covered the sky of Lebanon, providing intelligence information to the Israeli base controller who forwarded the instructions to the F-16s to bomb selective targets. Today we are facing armed drones which can instantly bomb any target considered hostile, without losing precious time or jeopardising the life of the pilot on board of an F-16 when within range of any anti-air missile system Hezbollah could have acquired.”



According to sources within the “Axis of the Resistance”, Israel could “attack Hezbollah’s special forces to destroy this capability deployed along the borders. Israel is aware of the presence of a reserve force of several thousands of Hezbollah Special Forces who regularly rotate after serving in Syria- where they have survived one of the fiercest wars any army could face. Israel would also like to destroy all fortifications and tunnels spread along the borders without necessarily destroying the Lebanese infrastructure to avoid triggering an all-out-war. Therefore, in Israel’s mind, it may be amplifying Hezbollah’s threat to hit it and probably not to praise its performance! Israel is used to campaigning against a specific target or threat long before any attack, to justify its action, notwithstanding the irrelevance of international law in the eyes of Israel and its US ally.”

When the US wanted to invade Iraq, Saddam Hussein was suddenly manufacturing Weapons of Mass Destruction and leading the fifth strongest army in the world. The US destroyed the Iraqi army in days, but US media amplified Saddam’s threat to justify the invasion.

In Syria, Israel is portraying Hezbollah as fighting day and night and having equipped every single one of its militants with the most sophisticated weapons and night vision equipment. Israel is talking about Hezbollah’s increasing missile capability and the danger its Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah represents. This is similar to the campaign carried out for several months against Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani prior to his assassination.



That doesn’t mean Hezbollah is not equipped with tens of thousands of rockets and missiles, and that its Special Forces are not very well trained. It is true that this elite force has gathered a unique experience in the nine years of war in Syria. However, Hezbollah has never initiated a war and will not look to trigger it, though it will not shirk if war is imposed. Hezbollah does not represent a danger to Israel unless it is attacked.

Israel has been threatening Hezbollah with an unprecedented kind of war; the kind of war Hezbollah has been recently exposed to in Idlib. Confronting a NATO army was an unprecedented experience which has taught Hezbollah a lot.

The first lesson learned was the use of mobile phones and the race to post on social media. Hezbollah has a directive similar to that of Israel and most armies around the world to avoid taking mobile phones on the front line. In the last years, Hezbollah leadership failed to impose on all its members the prohibition on mobile phones in Syria, notwithstanding many directives. Sending photos from the frontline is tempting for young Special Forces Hezbollah members to counter misinformation campaigns that the jihadists and rebels perfected.



During the recent battle of Idlib, Hezbollah held its ground and kept control of the eastern part of Saraqeb when the Syrian army pulled back behind its lines following the attack of thousands of jihadists. The Turkish army planned a push towards Talhiya to create a hole in the front and reach al-Hader via Tel el-Eiss. Hezbollah’s mobile phone usage helped Turkey identify the location of Hezbollah’s gathering forces and bomb the Radwan Special Force, killing nine and wounding 66 out of a total of 120, using Turkish drones. The remaining force was able to stop the advance when Fatimiyoun and Zeinabiyoun allies (who also suffered 21 killed) joined them in repelling the attack.

The counter-attack to recover Saraqeb was the most spectacular attack Hezbollah has carried out in 9 years of war. The attack took place at night when more time is needed to perform tasks and yet, in a few hours, the entire city of Saraqeb was liberated.

Israel was surprised how Hezbollah Special Forces attacked at night an entrenched enemy taking their positions in fixed and defendable locations around and within the city. Night fighting without previous reconnaissance and rehearsals is not within the capability of many armies. The dissemination of orders at night, avoiding killing their own men with “friendly fire” when attacking jihadists from different sides of the city, was not an easy task.



Attacking at night reduced the odds of hitting civilians in urban fighting in a city that has become a frontline. Hezbollah Special Forces relied on their navigational skill to find their way within jihadist positions and to clear the path without there being much night vision equipment around. When fighting at night, the jihadists were shooting in all directions and was not until the first morning hours that the jihadists realised the difficult situation they were in and started to pull out.

Hezbollah showed concern for every member of the Special Forces and yet carried out the night attack with new reinforcements arriving the night of the attack with little time available for briefing and familiarisation with the city. Russia was watching the advance of Hezbollah forces and supported it with 27 air attacks to help clear the way.

Fighting jihadists led and instructed by an intelligent NATO army, Turkey offered the opportunity for Hezbollah to learn and acquire new experiences on the Syrian battlefront. It was a live training exercise, simulating the new capabilities of the Israeli army and exploring the best way to hunt down armed drones and find adequate measures to avoid these deadly machines.

The recovery of Saraqeb was a unique school for Hezbollah: Israel cannot ignore the high performance of this quasi-state actor with an irregular but organised and a well-trained army. Tel Aviv can no longer surprise Hezbollah in the next war because it has failed to limit its military knowledge and its warfare capabilities. Hezbollah has many armed drones, tens of thousands of missiles and rockets and is capable of fighting in all weather and day-night conditions. It can take the initiative and counter-attack rather than limit itself to defence as it has done in all Israeli wars on Lebanon.

Hezbollah Special Forces showed on video how, from the battlefield, they film themselves laughing just before their death. Not because they look for a reason to die. On the contrary, extra precautions are taken to limit casualties. But if confronted with death, they leave a video trace of their spirit during the last seconds. Israeli threats against Hezbollah would certainly not shake their morale. The solution is straightforward for the Israeli officials: don’t try a war, even if the objectives are limited.


a very biased article from elijah

heseb or nay other fighting force, no matter how prepared

cant face a enemy with superior ACVU , period

it was clear when russia ( for what ever reason ) withdrew its air cover and how the fronts col lapsed in matter of hours

lebanon is much smaller than idlib even, and air power this time will be even more painful and devastating

lets hope we never see an war with israel, it will be an apocalypse like scenario on lebanon and hezeb civilians region

a reverse syrian outcome,with the receiving end mainly the shia region
not far seeing many towns looking like homs or aleppo or ghouta etc

this time, no one will ask for cease fire from israel ( except russia and no one can tell how serious will russia be about enforcing it )
 
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    A MUST READ


    A LESSON FROM IDLIB FOR HEZBOLLAH: IS ISRAEL PREPARING AN ATTACK?
    Posted on 09/03/2020 by Elijah J Magnier


    By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai

    For the first time in its official existence in 1985, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has now clashed on the battlefield with the Turkish army, one of NATO’s strongest. The face-to-face clash between Hezbollah and the Turkish military took place in the rural area of Idlib where dozens of Turkish service members lost their lives while fighting side-by-side with jihadists and foreign fighters of different nationalities, including al-Qaeda members. The Turkish-NATO army used similar weapons and tactics to Israel. They surprised Hezbollah by using armed drones and precision bombing behind the frontline, killing nine militants and wounding 65 in one single attack. So many Hezbollah militants were killed in one place due to the collapse of the entire building they gathered under, located behind the main battlefield line.

    Another factor was the unexpected withdrawal of Russian air coverage at the moment Turkey was sending its Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) (or Unmanned Aerial System (UAV) better known as armed drones) deep inland, bombing Iran and its allies for the first time. This confrontation has introduced a new military doctrine to Hezbollah militants and has taught them new lessons based on experiences Hezbollah has never been confronted with in the past. Turkey used its UCAVs, TRG-122 satellite-guided rockets, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and ground attacks by the Turkish army fighting alongside jihadists. It is most likely what Israel has been threatening Hezbollah with, in the event of war.

    Moreover, Israel’s concern about the outstanding Hezbollah night assault capability on Saraqed has a double edge, pinpointing ability and a procedure Hezbollah can successfully carry out against Israel in case of war- thus triggering concern in Israel. Indeed, Israel is increasingly voicing concern about the level of threat posed by Hezbollah’s ‘al-Radwan’ Elite force spread along the borders of Lebanon. Could Israel be planning a similar quick attack against Hezbollah’s forces?

    A source within the “Axis of the Resistance” said “during the last war in 2006, Israeli drones covered the sky of Lebanon, providing intelligence information to the Israeli base controller who forwarded the instructions to the F-16s to bomb selective targets. Today we are facing armed drones which can instantly bomb any target considered hostile, without losing precious time or jeopardising the life of the pilot on board of an F-16 when within range of any anti-air missile system Hezbollah could have acquired.”



    According to sources within the “Axis of the Resistance”, Israel could “attack Hezbollah’s special forces to destroy this capability deployed along the borders. Israel is aware of the presence of a reserve force of several thousands of Hezbollah Special Forces who regularly rotate after serving in Syria- where they have survived one of the fiercest wars any army could face. Israel would also like to destroy all fortifications and tunnels spread along the borders without necessarily destroying the Lebanese infrastructure to avoid triggering an all-out-war. Therefore, in Israel’s mind, it may be amplifying Hezbollah’s threat to hit it and probably not to praise its performance! Israel is used to campaigning against a specific target or threat long before any attack, to justify its action, notwithstanding the irrelevance of international law in the eyes of Israel and its US ally.”

    When the US wanted to invade Iraq, Saddam Hussein was suddenly manufacturing Weapons of Mass Destruction and leading the fifth strongest army in the world. The US destroyed the Iraqi army in days, but US media amplified Saddam’s threat to justify the invasion.

    In Syria, Israel is portraying Hezbollah as fighting day and night and having equipped every single one of its militants with the most sophisticated weapons and night vision equipment. Israel is talking about Hezbollah’s increasing missile capability and the danger its Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah represents. This is similar to the campaign carried out for several months against Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani prior to his assassination.



    That doesn’t mean Hezbollah is not equipped with tens of thousands of rockets and missiles, and that its Special Forces are not very well trained. It is true that this elite force has gathered a unique experience in the nine years of war in Syria. However, Hezbollah has never initiated a war and will not look to trigger it, though it will not shirk if war is imposed. Hezbollah does not represent a danger to Israel unless it is attacked.

    Israel has been threatening Hezbollah with an unprecedented kind of war; the kind of war Hezbollah has been recently exposed to in Idlib. Confronting a NATO army was an unprecedented experience which has taught Hezbollah a lot.

    The first lesson learned was the use of mobile phones and the race to post on social media. Hezbollah has a directive similar to that of Israel and most armies around the world to avoid taking mobile phones on the front line. In the last years, Hezbollah leadership failed to impose on all its members the prohibition on mobile phones in Syria, notwithstanding many directives. Sending photos from the frontline is tempting for young Special Forces Hezbollah members to counter misinformation campaigns that the jihadists and rebels perfected.



    During the recent battle of Idlib, Hezbollah held its ground and kept control of the eastern part of Saraqeb when the Syrian army pulled back behind its lines following the attack of thousands of jihadists. The Turkish army planned a push towards Talhiya to create a hole in the front and reach al-Hader via Tel el-Eiss. Hezbollah’s mobile phone usage helped Turkey identify the location of Hezbollah’s gathering forces and bomb the Radwan Special Force, killing nine and wounding 66 out of a total of 120, using Turkish drones. The remaining force was able to stop the advance when Fatimiyoun and Zeinabiyoun allies (who also suffered 21 killed) joined them in repelling the attack.

    The counter-attack to recover Saraqeb was the most spectacular attack Hezbollah has carried out in 9 years of war. The attack took place at night when more time is needed to perform tasks and yet, in a few hours, the entire city of Saraqeb was liberated.

    Israel was surprised how Hezbollah Special Forces attacked at night an entrenched enemy taking their positions in fixed and defendable locations around and within the city. Night fighting without previous reconnaissance and rehearsals is not within the capability of many armies. The dissemination of orders at night, avoiding killing their own men with “friendly fire” when attacking jihadists from different sides of the city, was not an easy task.



    Attacking at night reduced the odds of hitting civilians in urban fighting in a city that has become a frontline. Hezbollah Special Forces relied on their navigational skill to find their way within jihadist positions and to clear the path without there being much night vision equipment around. When fighting at night, the jihadists were shooting in all directions and was not until the first morning hours that the jihadists realised the difficult situation they were in and started to pull out.

    Hezbollah showed concern for every member of the Special Forces and yet carried out the night attack with new reinforcements arriving the night of the attack with little time available for briefing and familiarisation with the city. Russia was watching the advance of Hezbollah forces and supported it with 27 air attacks to help clear the way.

    Fighting jihadists led and instructed by an intelligent NATO army, Turkey offered the opportunity for Hezbollah to learn and acquire new experiences on the Syrian battlefront. It was a live training exercise, simulating the new capabilities of the Israeli army and exploring the best way to hunt down armed drones and find adequate measures to avoid these deadly machines.

    The recovery of Saraqeb was a unique school for Hezbollah: Israel cannot ignore the high performance of this quasi-state actor with an irregular but organised and a well-trained army. Tel Aviv can no longer surprise Hezbollah in the next war because it has failed to limit its military knowledge and its warfare capabilities. Hezbollah has many armed drones, tens of thousands of missiles and rockets and is capable of fighting in all weather and day-night conditions. It can take the initiative and counter-attack rather than limit itself to defence as it has done in all Israeli wars on Lebanon.

    Hezbollah Special Forces showed on video how, from the battlefield, they film themselves laughing just before their death. Not because they look for a reason to die. On the contrary, extra precautions are taken to limit casualties. But if confronted with death, they leave a video trace of their spirit during the last seconds. Israeli threats against Hezbollah would certainly not shake their morale. The solution is straightforward for the Israeli officials: don’t try a war, even if the objectives are limited.

    Ever since 2006 war every summer stories come up of imminent war to be started by Israeli against Lebanon.

    And I keep wondering: "Lebanon is not Siberia, why summers and only summers?" - can anyone explain?
     
    Lebmonage

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    Ever since 2006 war every summer stories come up of imminent war to be started by Israeli against Lebanon.

    And I keep wondering: "Lebanon is not Siberia, why summers and only summers?" - can anyone explain?
    I think the other side would be in better position to clarify. It would be lot easier in the summer to fight. The region along the border is mountainous. That means very cold weather below 5 degrees Celsius and a tasking terrain would cause difficulties. I think Israehell has mostly conducted its wars and attacks in warmer weather.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    I think the other side would be in better position to clarify. It would be lot easier in the summer to fight. The region along the border is mountainous. That means very cold weather below 5 degrees Celsius and a tasking terrain would cause difficulties. I think Israehell has mostly conducted its wars and attacks in warmer weather.
    "5 degrees Celsius" is not that cold and especially not for descendants of Jews from Europe and Russia. Besides rumors are always started by Lebanese side.
    "I think Israehell has mostly conducted its wars and attacks in warmer weather" - except there is one problem, Israel has not started a single war.

    Would you like to try again?
     
    Lebmonage

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    "5 degrees Celsius" is not that cold and especially not for descendants of Jews from Europe and Russia. Besides rumors are always started by Lebanese side.
    "I think Israehell has mostly conducted its wars and attacks in warmer weather" - except there is one problem, Israel has not started a single war.

    Would you like to try again?
    If you are convinced with what you are saying, then I'm happy for you. But for the mere fact that you are making a claim shows that you want others to believe contrary to what not even you believe.
     
    Shoushou

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    Something’s gonna happen....

    And so what? The Godfather of terror has burned all his cards. He will leave Syria like a bleeding dog. Within few days, he was knocked out from master Putin, Jens Stoltenberg, Ursula von der Leyen and last but not least from mamma Merkel.
    Erdo and his evil state are heading towards hard times
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    And so what? The Godfather of terror has burned all his cards. He will leave Syria like a bleeding dog. Within few days, he was knocked out from master Putin, Jens Stoltenberg, Ursula von der Leyen and last but not least from mamma Merkel.
    Erdo and his evil state are heading towards hard times
    I do not have love lost for either Erdogan or Putin and as such I take no sides.
    However, realistically speaking I do not think Russians are strong enough to fight long-distance war.
    When push will come to shove Russia might loose their foothold in Syria altogether.
    Putin would be very wise to slide it all down on breaks.
     
    NewLeb

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    And so what? The Godfather of terror has burned all his cards. He will leave Syria like a bleeding dog. Within few days, he was knocked out from master Putin, Jens Stoltenberg, Ursula von der Leyen and last but not least from mamma Merkel.
    Erdo and his evil state are heading towards hard times
    It ain’t over ‘till America says it’s over. 🇺🇸
     
    My Moria Moon

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    Yet another one....

    Uff, he looked otherwise more healthy than my gym instructor on steroids. Nevertheless, may allah have mercy on his soul, in humanity we all are one against enemies, them being viruses or aliens from outer space.
     
    NewLeb

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    Uff, he looked otherwise more healthy than my gym instructor on steroids. Nevertheless, may allah have mercy on his soul, in humanity we all are one against enemies, them being viruses or aliens from outer space.
    Yes, although they are enemies, they are nevertheless souls.
     
    Abou Sandal

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    a very biased article from elijah

    heseb or nay other fighting force, no matter how prepared

    cant face a enemy with superior ACVU , period

    it was clear when russia ( for what ever reason ) withdrew its air cover and how the fronts col lapsed in matter of hours

    lebanon is much smaller than idlib even, and air power this time will be even more painful and devastating

    lets hope we never see an war with israel, it will be an apocalypse like scenario on lebanon and hezeb civilians region

    a reverse syrian outcome,with the receiving end mainly the shia region
    not far seeing many towns looking like homs or aleppo or ghouta etc

    this time, no one will ask for cease fire from israel ( except russia and no one can tell how serious will russia be about enforcing it )
    When Russia lifted air cover, and gave it to Turkey, the Syrian Army had to quickly retreat out of the city.
    At which point, Turkish forces advanced and took back the city...BUT, they still couldn't manage to take the Eastern part of it, despite Russia's absence and Turkish air supremacy in the area.
    THAT Eastern part that didn't fall, was held by Hezbollah and only Hezbollah.
    Less than 24 hours later, when Russia came back to the scene, Hezbollah forces, and more specifically Radwan elite forces, spearheaded the counter attack under Russian air cover, and opened the way for the Syrian Army to take back the Western part of the city.

    Those are simple established and undisputed facts. No whistles nor bells in simply relating them here.

    But beyond those facts, Magnier is trying to display why this specific battle, had a very different outlook than other ones. And the points that he is laying down in his article, are undoubtedly in part, info given to him by his sources within the Resistance, and not, analysis or opinion from his part . Granted that he is not always hundred percent spot on, with his opinion, but in his information, he kind of usually nails it well.

    So he is actually just bringing few lights about the facts and specifics of this battle, which are:

    - The fact that for the first time, Hezbollah clashed directly with Turkish forces.
    - The fact that Hezbollah leaned a lot from Turkish offensive move towards the city and experienced a specific combat situation where Nato troops where advancing on him with air cover, and he had to defend a ground that he didn't even have time to fortify.
    - The fact that Hezbollah managed to hold ground despite such handicap. (Unlike the Syrian Army, which is understandable btw)
    - The fact that Hezbollah troops counter attacked with little means (granted under air cover) and took back the city AT NIGHT and with complete blindness about enemy forces positions. THAT is the most important part. Hezbollah by this move, proved to be extremely quick, capable of developing tactical battle plans as he moves, in total darkness, and with a sharp effectiveness, against a powerful opponent, learning by the same token, the enemy's defense and troop deployment tactics as well as other combat infos.

    Again, those are just facts that most already know, and Elijah Magnier is only compiling and laying them down in his article.

    The only part where his opinion and analysis comes to play, is where he explains how Israel would read and react to those facts. He has a good point I think. Anyway, let's all hope he is right on this part.
     
    light-in-dark

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    "5 degrees Celsius" is not that cold and especially not for descendants of Jews from Europe and Russia. Besides rumors are always started by Lebanese side.
    "I think Israehell has mostly conducted its wars and attacks in warmer weather" - except there is one problem, Israel has not started a single war.

    Would you like to try again?
    5 degree Celsius with humidity is like - 15 croci is habibeh. The weather in Lebanon near to sea not the same feeling as Russian weather (much less humidity). The humidity in Russia more in spring but weather will become warmer than 15 it will be ok not like 2 or 3 with humidity.
     
    Abou Sandal

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    Ever since 2006 war every summer stories come up of imminent war to be started by Israeli against Lebanon.

    And I keep wondering: "Lebanon is not Siberia, why summers and only summers?" - can anyone explain?
    Israel combat tactics are always axed on a complete and continuous aerial coverage. Any loss of air cover and Israeli troops are immediately exposed and in direct danger, even against an extremely weak, yet determined opponent, as was proven in many wars, especially the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. And this vulnerability became times and times more lethal and unforgiving against an opponent like the Lebanese Resistance, that learned how to move, strike and disappear quicker than an air cover response time.

    So basically and to make it short, no troops on the ground without complete and continuous air cover.

    Thing is, due to the Geography and weather of the region, especially high winds and heavy clouds in fall and winter seasons, continuous air cover will most certainly be incapacitated, leaving troops on the ground in a fragile situation, and on a terrain that becomes difficult to deal with, and against an enemy that is much more at ease, since at home.

    And this is why Israel usually chooses its war adventures timings in summer times. As simple as that.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    5 degree Celsius with humidity is like - 15 croci is habibeh. The weather in Lebanon near to sea not the same feeling as Russian weather (much less humidity). The humidity in Russia more in spring but weather will become warmer than 15 it will be ok not like 2 or 3 with humidity.
    I've been to Israel near the same sea, I've been to Italy near the same sea, I've been near Baltic and Black seas, I've been to both coasts of USA.

    Also, you cannot have higher humidity than 100% and this is what you have practically everywhere near big body of water (lake, sea or ocean) at these temperatures.

    So, please, spare me the "humidity" baloney, would you - it is easily bearable when you are properly dressed.

    PS. Like I said - these rumors are started by Lebanon, not by Israel.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    Israel combat tactics are always axed on a complete and continuous aerial coverage. Any loss of air cover and Israeli troops are immediately exposed and in direct danger, even against an extremely weak, yet determined opponent, as was proven in many wars, especially the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. And this vulnerability became times and times more lethal and unforgiving against an opponent like the Lebanese Resistance, that learned how to move, strike and disappear quicker than an air cover response time.

    So basically and to make it short, no troops on the ground without complete and continuous air cover.

    Thing is, due to the Geography and weather of the region, especially high winds and heavy clouds in fall and winter seasons, continuous air cover will most certainly be incapacitated, leaving troops on the ground in a fragile situation, and on a terrain that becomes difficult to deal with, and against an enemy that is much more at ease, since at home.

    And this is why Israel usually chooses its war adventures timings in summer times. As simple as that.
    This answer I can buy for it looks plausible.
     
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