Western Officials Fear Retaliation for Airstrikes in Syria Attributed to Israel

(Washington Post) Joby Warrick - The weekend airstrikes near the Syrian capital reportedly carried out by Israel have heightened concerns about terrorist attacks on Israeli tourists or Jewish civilian targets by Hizbullah in the coming weeks, perhaps far outside the Middle East, U.S. officials and experts say. "I expect more of the 'shadow war' we're already seeing - soft targets, tourists - and targeting senior current or former Israeli officials," said Matthew Levitt, a former counterterrorism adviser and analyst at the Treasury Department and the FBI. "It's already happening, and it will happen even more."

2013-05-08 00:00:00

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