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Benjamin Netanyahu confirms Israel has carried out air strikes on an Iranian target in Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu confirms Israel has carried out air strikes on an Iranian target in Syria

  • Israeli PM said strikes had hit an Iranian weapons storage facility over weekend
  • He claimed it ‘showed Israel is more determined than ever to act against Iran’
  • It is a rare public confirmation of such strikes from the Israeli leader

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed today that Israel had carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria over the weekend in a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

The PM said the country struck an Iranian weapons storage facility at Syria’s biggest airport.  

‘Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in the Damascus International Airport,’ Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed today that Israel had carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria

‘The accumulation of recent attacks shows that we’re more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised.’ 

Israel is believed to have carried out hundreds of airstrikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets throughout the Syrian civil war but has generally refrained from commenting about them for fear of being drawn into the fighting.

Only recently has it begun to speak publicly about thwarting the weapons smuggling from Iran through Styria into Lebanon. Israel’s outgoing military chief, Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot, did so over the weekend in various interviews. 

The Israeli leader said the accumulation of recent attacks shows Israel is 'more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised'

The Israeli leader said the accumulation of recent attacks shows Israel is ‘more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised’

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