28 January 2015: Beginning with Hezbollah rocket fire into Israel yesterday afternoon that continued into evening, it appeared as if war suddenly erupted on the Northern Front between Israel and Hezbollah, Iran and Syria.
Hezbollah began firing rockets from Syrian territory against Mt. Hermon and the northern Golan Heights in Israel. Israel responded with intense counter strikes, both artillery and air, against the positions where the Hezbollah firing originated. Those positions were reported to be Syrian army positions which the IDF and IAF pasted with precision strikes that resulted in secondary detonations. There are enemy casualties.
The IDF immediately instructed Israeli citizens living in Majdal Shams, Buq'ata, Mas’ade, Ein Qiniyye, El Rom, Neve Ativ and Nimrod to shelter-in-place until further notice. Latest reports indicate the warfare continued into early this morning when sirens warning of new rocket fire began sounding but no impacts were reported.
Whether this was an isolated eruption or the start of full-scale war was in doubt until a short time ago when mortar fire from Syria and Lebanon against IDF positions began and at least one anti-tank rocket was fired against an IDF vehicle resulting in at least six casualties among IDF troops. This escalation in warfighting continues, and Israel is expected to launch massive retaliation shortly. More later...