Israel Tries to Lower Tensions with Syria after Airstrikes

(Washington Post) William Booth - Israeli military commanders and government officials were taking pains to try to lower tensions with Syria after reports of two Israeli air attacks on military targets and suspected weapons depots near Damascus. Israeli officials, who have neither asserted nor denied responsibility for the airstrikes, said Monday that their fight was not against Assad or the rebels but against Hizbullah, which fought a war with Israel in 2006 and is closely allied with Iran and Syria. "There are no winds of war," Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, head of the Israel Defense Forces Northern Command, said Monday.

2013-05-07 00:00:00

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