Israel Strikes "Game-Changing Weapons" Destined for Hizbullah

(Long War Journal) David Daoud - The Israel Air Force carried out two strikes against Assad regime and Hizbullah targets in Syria on Sunday and Monday. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stressed on Sunday that Israel was "neither for nor against [Syrian president Bashar] al-Assad," and had no desire for friction with the Russians in Syria. Israel's "main problem is the transfer of game-changing weapons from Syria to Lebanon," which would reach Hizbullah. "Therefore, every time we identify such a transfer, we will act to destroy these equilibrium-breaking weapons. There will be no compromise." Israel felt the need to forcefully redraw its red lines in Syria. The writer is an Arabic-language analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2017-03-22 00:00:00

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