Israeli Jets Reportedly Strike Syrian Military Positions Near Masyaf: Two Dead

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen Lead Israeli Delegation To The U.S

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen Lead Israeli Delegation To The U.S

However, he said, "my suspicion is that the laws of deterrence with Israel, though never foolproof, will hold simply because the level of punishment Israel would inflict on Syria would be severe, should Assad respond militarily". -Gen. Amir Eshel stated that Israel carried out at least 100 strikes in the past five years against the transfer of advanced weaponry from the Assad regime to Hezbollah, including the transfer of chemical weapons.

The army statement said Israeli forces fired missiles while in Lebanese air space. Israeli planes hit a suspected chemical weapons center in Syria on September 7.

The attack comes a day after United Nations human rights investigators said they had concluded a Syrian Air Force jet had dropped a bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town in April, killing at least 83 people.

"Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last month.

However, in 2016, a UN-led investigative body said the Syrian government was behind at leat three chemical attacks in northern Syria in the previous two years.

A series of Israeli airstrikes on Syria overnight Wednesday struck a branch of the government's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Hezbollah is fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria and rebels who want to overthrow Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria.

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Root's team is otherwise unchanged, meaning Tom Westley is retained at number three despite averaging 20 in his first four Tests. It was dark and Graham Gooch had to call his troops from the field and the West Indies grabbed a draw.

Yaakov Amidror, the former head of Israel's National Security Council, told Israel's Army Radio Thursday that its airstrikes were only meant to weaken Iranian and Shiite military groups operating in Syria.

The reported attack took place on the 10th anniversary of Israel's destruction of a nuclear reactor in Syria.

Israeli officials have in the past admitted that Israel has attacked weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah group, without specifying which ones.

Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russian Federation.

Israel says that Iran is seeking to open a new front against Israel on the Syria-Israel border.

"The attack sent 3 important messages: Israel won't allow for empowerment and production of strategic arms". It was not clear if there were casualties among Iranian and Hezbollah operatives.

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