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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that the country’s air force attacked several targets in Syria in the last 36 hours. His words on Sunday, January 13, are available on the website of the office of the Prime Minister of the Jewish state.
As said Netanyahu, Israeli planes bombed located in the heart of the Syrian capital of Damascus to the Iranian weapons caches. According to him, these attacks prove that Israel “more than ever determined to act against Iran in Syria.”
The Prime Minister also reminded that the Israeli military discovered near the border with Lebanon, the sixth tunnel dug into Israel, the Lebanese Shiite movement “Hezbollah”. “Thus, we are approaching the completion of the task of the operation “Northern shield” to destroy a tunnel of weapons of Hizbullah,” said Netanyahu.
January 12, the news Agency SANA reported that the Syrian air defense system partly reflected the reported Israeli air strike in the vicinity of Damascus. It was noted that as a result of the blow suffered by the warehouse near the international airport, but it did not affect flights in the region.
25 December 2018, the Israeli air force also attacked targets in the Damascus area. It was reported that the target of the attack was the destruction of several facilities of the Iranian forces and Hezbollah. After that, Russia has blamed Israel for the threat to passenger aircraft, because during an air strike, two civilian airliner was preparing to land at airports in Beirut (Lebanon) and Damascus (Syria).
Iranian forces in Syria to help government forces fight opponents. Israel and the United States actively require their departure from the country. In the Jewish state have repeatedly indicated that they intend to oppose the military presence of Iran in Syria due to the cooperation between Iran and hostile to Israel, Islamist movement “Hezbollah”.
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