Israeli Strike in Syria a Signal to Iran and Russia

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Israel seeks to send the message that Iran's continued inroads into Syria will encounter Israel's active military opposition. At a time when new rules of the game are emerging in Syria, Israel appears to be intervening by force in places where the world powers are ignoring the warnings it conveys. Gen. (ret.) John R. Allen, who led the battle against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and was recently installed as president of the Brookings Institution, told the Saban Forum in Washington on Friday that Tehran and Moscow's interests no longer overlap now that the war against the rebels has begun to subside. That is also the impression in Israel. Russia has not lifted a finger to thwart attacks attributed to Israel against arms convoys to Hizbullah and Iranian installations in Syria.

2017-12-04 00:00:00

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