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Israeli forces strike Syria to target Iran and Hezbollah

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Jerusalem, Jan 13 : Israeli PM Netanyahu on Sunday said that the Israel conducted an airstrike against Iranian weapons caches and Hezbollah targets in Syria.On contrary to this, Syrian media reported that Syrian Air defence system intercepted hostile missiles launched by Israeli warplanes.

PM Netanyahu speaking at the opening of weekly cabinet meeting, said that the IDF has “succeeded impressively in stopping Iran's military buildup in Syria, and in this context the IDF has attacked hundreds of times Iranian and Hezbollah targets.

“The accumulated number of recent attacks proves that we are determined more than ever to act against Iran in Syria,” Netanyahu told the cabinet, reports The Jerusalem Post.

Netanyahu's comments came after outgoing Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said in a New York Times interview that Israel had dropped 2,000 bombs on targets in Syria in 2018 alone.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted a military source and affirmed that the Syrian Air Defences on Friday night intercepted hostile missiles launched by Israeli warplanes and downed most of them.

"At 11:15 before midnight, Israeli warplanes coming from Galilee area launched several missiles towards the surroundings of Damascus and our air defenses immediately intercepted them and downed most of them.”

The military source also added that the aggression caused only material damage to one of the ammunition warehouses at Damascus International Airport.

The Ministry of Transport affirmed that the air traffic at Damascus International Airport is normal and wasn’t affected by the aggression.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that the IAF targeted missile depots belonging to Hezbollah in the al-Kiwash are near Damascus, as well as at the Damascus airport.

Netanyahu, in Eisenkot's farewell meeting with the cabinet, praised the outgoing chief of staff and said “we worked together against the manufacture of precision weaponry in Lebanon.”

Netanyahu, in Eisenkot's farewell meeting with the cabinet, praised the outgoing chief of staff and said “we worked together against the manufacture of precision weaponry in Lebanon.”

He also said they worked together in dismantling Hezbollah's tunnel threat from Lebanon, in uncovering Hamas tunnels on the Gaza border, thwarting hundreds of individual terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, and in “many other actions, both overt and covert.”

"Today the cabinet is parting from the chief-of-staff, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot,” Netanyahu said. “Gadi, you are finishing in two days 40 years of dedicated service to the IDF and four years as chief-of-staff. During this period we worked together against various threats to fortify the security of Israel.”

To achieve these goals, he said, the IDF operated under your command in exceptional cooperation with all the security branches - the Shin Bet, Mossad, the police and other bodies.”

UNI