9 min ago Military officials say there is growing concern that Iran is on cusp of an attack on Israel From CNN's Barbara Starr There are increasing concerns Iran is on the cusp of an attack against Israel, several US military officials tell CNN.
Intelligence is not clear on when an attack could come and what form it would take, these officials tell CNN.
“If there is an attack it might not be immediately clear it’s Iran,” one official said. The US is watching very closely to see if Iranian-backed actions could come from inside Syria or Lebanon, or even from inside Iran itself, though that would be considered a major military escalation.
The Israeli army has instructed authorities in the Golan Heights, in the north of the country, to open civilian shelters after detecting what it calls “irregular activity” of Iranian forces in Syria.
In a statement, the army says its troops are on high alert for an attack and defense systems have been deployed. The statement warned that “any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response.” The statement goes on to say that “the Israeli public should remain attentive to IDF instructions that will be given if necessary.
The US-led coalition fighting ISIS inside Syria said today that that they have seen “no change” in behavior of Iranian backed forces inside Syria in recent days.