By Kadir Mohmand
Last night, an Israel Defense Force command unit, newly stationed at the formerly closed US military facility and air base at Farah City in Farah Province, Western Afghanistan, came under Taliban attack.
IDF Commando in Afghanistan, March 1, 2018
Attacks on the Israeli group had been going on for days.
Israel forces were hit with rocket and mortar attacks, losing one helicopter (US) and suffering casualties. Israeli forces withdrew, evacuated to Shindand Air Base in Herat Province.
Israel has deployed forces in Afghanistan since 2004 to train police and, according to unconfirmed sources, coordinate counter-narcotics efforts.
The truth is likely quite different.
Israel’s new deployments, as a base of operations against Iran from Afghanistan’s soil, supplement Mossad and CIA operational groups that have coordinated the relocation of ISIS forces from Syria to Afghanistan.
Sources on the ground and on the base itself, Jalalabad Air Base, say the CIA and Mossad set up training centers for ISIS about 18 months ago with contract flights from Turkey and Iraq delivering jihadists on a bi-weekly basis.
AFGHANISTAN (VOP TODAY NEWS) – 90 commandos, members of the Israeli special forces, are expected in Afghanistan, announced the Arab media.
According to these sources quoted by the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, these Israeli commandos will use American identity to establish themselves in US controlled territories in Afghanistan.
Their special mission would be to conduct actual exercises on the battlefield against “extremist groups”, with the aim of “acquiring specific intelligence skills”. Another objective of this presence would be to fight “groups” that would benefit from the support of the population.
Also according to this information, Israeli commandos will thus benefit from the judicial immunity already available to American soldiers present in Afghanistan.
US President Donald Trump issued a special decree by which he asked the US military command for the Middle East (CENTCOM) to continue the partnership policy between US forces and those of other “friendly countries” in Afghanistan.
This decree aims to reduce the heavy expenses of the American army, since the presence of the special forces and commandos of the allied countries of the United States will be less expensive than that of the US forces or the mercenaries of Black Water.
It was in the late 1990s, the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union that Israel began its contacts with the Afghan authorities in order to extend its sphere of influence to the gateway to Asia. Central.
According to the London-based specialist journal Jane’s Defense and the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, a government minister from Burhanuddin Rabbani reportedly met with the director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry in a European capital.
“It seems that by this meeting, Israel was trying to make its way through Rabbani’s party, Alliance of the North. Washington would worry that Israel’s contacts with this Northern Alliance would be brought to light. Why? This kind of contact is not palatable to Pakistan and it is likely to lose the United States one of their key allies in South Asia. In any case, one of Tel-Aviv’s important goals is to expand its influence in South Asia, including Afghanistan,” wrote Jane’s Defense.
But the review does not mention an important point: the Israeli military presence in Central Asia as part of US missions can not go without affecting Russia and Iran, which share broad borders with Afghanistan.
The United States is about to evacuate the defeated terrorists in Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, from where they intend to launch a new phase of their war against Russia or even Iran, as some analysts believe.
Especially since Israel would have sent to Afghanistan a unit composed of special forces “Matkal Unit” (Sayeret Matkal, a unit of the staff of the Israeli army – ed).
This unit formed in the 1960s includes Arab, African and Asian Jews. They dress either as Arabs or as Pakistanis. These numbers are trained to infiltrate sensitive centers. Israel attempts to set up electronic listening and spying centers, set up radars and information collection bases in areas near eastern Iran, northern Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Russia, to achieve its strategic goals of putting security on them.
Israeli commandos in Iraq?
On the other hand, Iraqi politicians have expressed concern about the prospect of infiltration of Israeli commandos into their country. They fear that Israeli forces with an American identity will be deployed in Iraq, especially since reliable reports testify to the presence of Israeli commandos in US bases in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.