A number of 10,000 elements belong to the Iranian Militias in Syria and Iraq (IMIS) rallied on the Iraqi border, waiting for the green light to penetrate the Syrian borders, Israeli military website "Debka" reported citing Israeli intelligence sources Thursday.
This would be the largest pro-Iranian military mobilization to enter Syria since the Hezbollah intervention in 2014, the website said, adding that Tehran’s move is a response to Israel’s threats to respond militarily to any Iranian intervention in Syria after the US troops' pullout
The forces' commander is one of IRGC's al-Quds Force Chief Qassem Soleimani's deputies, Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militant with Iranian origins.
This Iraqi force belong to Shiite IMIS awaits a green light to cross into northern Syria from Syria's dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Apparently, Tehran is responding to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s threat to Iran to “hurry up and get out of Syria” ahead of the Israeli army's action، according to Dabka.
Currently, IMIS is a threat not only to Iraqi Sunnis, it also sent its militias to fight in Syria to protect the Syrian
regime and implement the Iranian agenda, which Israel sees as a red flag.
After confirming that Israel bombed an Iranian weapons depot in Syria, Netanyahu warned that the Jewish state will strike even harder if it is proved necessary to prevent Iran from gaining a military foothold in Syria.
This means that Israel will probably hit the IMIS terrorists fighting in Syria as a part of the IRGC there.