Hezbollah: Israel Attacking Syria To Prevent ISIS Defeat

Hezbollah: Israel Attacking Syria To Prevent ISIS Defeat

Syrian government representatives will attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva, Russia's state RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. An Israeli army spokesman declined to comment on the report. It said he was based in Golan.

Israeli jets have reportedly bombed a number of targets in Syria including a Hezbollah weapons convoy and Syrian military sites, after a weekend of escalations between the neighboring nations.

"David's Sling comes in precisely at the seam between the Arrow and Iron Dome and is created to intercept more advanced and complex missiles", said an officer from the battalion that operates the system.

Russia's foreign ministry on Monday said it had summoned Israel's ambassador over the strikes and "expressed concern".

Syria's military said it had downed an Israeli plane and hit another as they were carrying out pre-dawn strikes near Palmyra, but the Israeli military denied that any planes had been hit.

On Sunday morning, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded to the incident with a saber-rattling warning.

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'The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation, ' Lieberman said yesterday.

The heightened tension highlights how Russia's assistance to Assad has raised the stakes along the border with Israel. Those attacks haven't been challenged by Syria, for the most part.

Russian Federation and Israel had already set up a "hotline" aimed at avoiding air clashes over Syria, which Moscow said it would like to see work more effectively. A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S. This month, Netanyahu travelled to Moscow to try to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran shouldn't be strengthened by the war.

Israel has subtly shifted its strategy over the past weeks in what it says is in response to Assad's increasing confidence, and in anxious anticipation of the groups that will fill the country's many power vacuums once the war is declared over.

Meanwhile, protests against the attack have only stiffened the Israeli government's resolve.

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