Netanyahu: I clarified to Putin that Israel will continue Syria strikes

Israeli army chief says Hezbollah leader killed by his own men

There was no immediate confirmation from Jerusalem, nor any information on casualties or damage.

This has been the most serious incident between Tel Aviv and Damascus since the 2011 foreign-sponsored uprising in Syria morphed into a large-scale conflict.

Israel was blamed again on Sunday for a drone strike near the south-west Syrian town of Quneitra which killed a man, Yasser a-Sayyed, described as a leader of the pro-Assad Homeland Defence Forces militia.

Badreddine is said to have been angered by the heavy losses sustained by the Lebanese Shia group in Syria, according to an Israeli military official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

But despite this reticence to discuss any missions in Syria, Israeli government officials have been keen to repeatedly declare that they will not tolerate the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah gaining access to 'game changing weapons, ' warning that they will do whatever it takes to stop that from happening.

State. The Russian air force has been a decisive element in the civil war in Syria, and one of the main reasons that Assad is still in power. They struck a military site near Palmyra, an important battleground of the Syrian civil war.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had "made it clear" to Putin that Israel wants to prevent any Syrian settlement from leaving "Iran and its proxies with a military presence" in Syria in the long-term. "The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our airplanes, we will destroy all of them without thinking twice", he said.

"Regarding the Tell Eiss incident, the name Zulfikar is a common name within Hezbollah ranks and I do not believe a military man with the stature of Badreddine could act in such a rash way".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have asked Russian Federation - one of the Syrian regime's main backers - to ensure Iran does not gain a foothold in the area, during a recent visit to Moscow.

"It's our policy to strike at the convoys of sophisticated weaponry, and the Iranians continue with them".

As to Iran, Cohen believes that as long as the Ayatollahs continue to rule there, the Islamic Republic will continue to be the biggest threat to Israel's wellbeing, with or without nuclear power. We won't hesitate. Israel's security is above everything else.

Israel officially acknowledged one strike on Syrian territory.

Russian involvement in Syria has complicated Israel's actions. "There will be no compromise", he told Israeli Public Radio. "I am not traveling to Moscow simply to chat", he said.

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