The Pentagon sent military experts in urban guerrilla warfare to advise Israeli forces
The Pentagon is sending military advisers, including a Marine general expert on urban guerrilla techniques in Iraq, to Israel to help with its plans for a ground campaign in Gaza against Palestinian radicals. militia Hamas. This group has “appropriate experience for the type of operations carried out by Israel in Gaza,” as described by the spokesman of the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, in a press conference. No one will participate in the Israeli campaign, the senior official said.
The group includes James Glynn, a Marine general, reports digital Axios. The soldier commanded special operations forces against the Islamic State and was stationed in Fallujah during the worst fighting in the Iraqi city since the 2003 invasion ordered by President George W Bush. Axios claims that Glynn and his colleagues did not direct the operations, but advised Israeli forces on their plans for Gaza.
The team is part of a deployment the United States is making in the region to try to minimize civilian casualties in the war, support the Israeli army and act as a deterrent agent in the region. Washington fears that Iran or the groups it supports in the region, such as Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon or Houthi guerrillas in Yemen, will act against the interests of Israel or the United States.
The US Department of Defense has noted an increase in drone attacks on its military positions in the Middle East. The last of them is this Monday in Syria. Kirby believes that Iran “sometimes actively facilitates these attacks and encourages others who want to exploit the conflict for their own benefit.” The Pentagon has ordered more soldiers to be ready for possible missions in the Middle East. security system Patriot anti-aircraft defense and THAAD, and moved the aircraft carrier Dwight Eisenhower towards the Red Sea and Gulf of Oman, while the amphibious group led by the battleship Bataan prepares to replace it in the eastern Mediterranean.
The US government has asked Israel to delay the launch of its military campaign to allow more time for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza and for the release of hostages held by Hamas.