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Putin's Intervention Ended the Israeli-Iranian Confrontation

UN officials Church leaders decry escalating situation in Syria UN officials, Church leaders decry escalating situation in Syria
Andrew Cummings | 14 February, 2018, 18:57

So it launched what one of Israel's top generals called "the biggest and most significant air attack the air force has carried out" in Syria since 1982.

Iran, however, has rubbished the statements made by Israel and called it "ridiculous".

The F-16 crashed in northern Israel after facing heavy anti-aircraft counter fire from Syria.

Hence the Iranian determination to follow through with this strategy despite their clear understanding of Israel's red lines. "All global & regional actors interested in stabilizing the region should work together to counter Iran, prevent it from basing itself in Syria and stop its support of Hezbollah".

Over the weekend, an Iranian drone penetrated Israel's airspace from Syrian territory, which elicited an Israeli military response of cross-border strikes targeting Iranian assets in Syria.

Iran's seven-year involvement in the Syrian war has increasingly worries Israel, as Iranian military personnel and militias it backs have established themselves close to Israel's norther border. Motives for future strikes remain valid for Israel. "Not much left of it, similar to some parts of the #Syrian air defense array".

Israel launched a second large-scale attack, striking 12 targets inside Syria, including four Iranian installations.

In its statement Saturday, Hezbollah said the "brave confrontation of the aggressing Israeli planes", including downing an F-16, ushers in a "new strategic phase" that puts an end to the violation of Syrian airspace and territories. "It marked the first time in more than 30 years that an Israeli plane was shot down by enemy fire".

That's the reason Israel stepped up its air attacks on February 10, focusing on what it called "Iranian bases", and why the United States has announced it will maintain and increase its troop levels in Syria.

"Israel stresses that it will not accept an Iranian presence in Syria, damage to its sovereignty, and development and construction of missiles for Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran", Katz said. He went on to say "Syria, Iran and Russian Federation would appear to have little interest now in getting into a full-blown conflict with Israel".

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Seven years of civil war in Syria has killed almost half a million Syrian civilians and soldiers.

However, his comments were quickly met with condemnation by a senior Iranian official who said the forces were "legitimate" and at the invitation of Syria. "We must embark on a diplomatic and economic campaign to stop Iran in Syria and throughout the region".

Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council.

Some Israeli reports claimed that a direct hit had not occurred and that shrapnel from an exploding missile had pierced through the warplane. The United Nations has continued to reject Israel's claims to the region.

The situation is evolving constantly, and recently, we have reached a level where interstate war has become a real possibility. "We don't know yet if it's an SA-5 or SA-17, but it's a Syrian anti-aircraft missile", said an IDF spokesman. "Even when we do not agree with them, the very fact that there is an open dialogue prevents unnecessary friction".

"If Israel would have proactively struck at the targets that were hit yesterday - regardless of the UAV - the ground would have shook", Israel's national security expert added. Moscow said on Monday it did not have information to support Israel's allegation about an Iranian military presence in the site bombed for launching the drone.

"God-willing they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack Syria", he said, according to Reuters.

"We commend the Syrian response to the Israeli aggression".

As the Trump administration is still trying to figure out what to do in the region, "Russia is dictating the way things are going".

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