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Israel vows to continue staging operations in Syria

Army chief makes assertion despite Syria’s recent acquisition of Russian-made S-300 missile-defense system

Anees Suheil Barghouti   | 20.11.2018
Israel vows to continue staging operations in Syria

Palestinian Territory

JERUSALEM 

Israeli Army Chief-of-Staff Gadi Eizenkot on Tuesday vowed to continue working against what he described as Iranian attempts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.  

“Iran’s capabilities in Syria are far from what it had hoped to achieve,” Eizenkot said while touring the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

“This is due to ongoing Israeli actions,” he added, going on to assert that the Israeli military would “continue its efforts to thwart Iranian ambitions [in Syria], while safeguarding security in the north [i.e., the Golan region]”.  

In recent months, Israel has carried out a number of military operations inside Syrian territory targeting Syrian and Iranian military sites.

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