Netanyahu: our raids targeted advanced weapons of Hezbollah in Syria

Earlier, a spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that Israeli military jets were targeted by anti-aircraft missiles after they struck several targets in Syria.

Israeli media reported Friday morning that the strikes were aimed at arms convoys in Syria's Homs District, not far from Palmyra, a formerly Islamic State group-held city retaken earlier this month by Syrian regime forces with backing from Russian Federation. The group is sworn to Israel's destruction, and fired thousands of rockets into Israel during a monthlong war in 2006.

On Friday, just one day after the Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren presented his credentials to President Putin, he was summoned for clarifications over the strikes.

The two countries established coordination a year ago to avoid conflicts in Syrian airspace, ostensibly to allow both countries to operate freely. "Every time we identify a transfer like this, we will work to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons".

"The Syrians must understand that they are held responsible for these arms transfers to Hezbollah and that if they continue to allow them then we will do what we have to do".

EPA Reopens US Rules Setting Vehicle Efficiency Standards For 2025
Instead, they have pitched their new review as one created to fulfill the government's agreement with auto manufacturers. Thirteen other states have adopted California rules that account for about 40 percent of USA vehicle sales.

Israeli officials have warned of the possibility Hezbollah and Iran could attempt to set up a base to attack Israel near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights.

"We are a sovereign country that acts to protect our security interests". It rarely comments on such operations and the military statement detailing the raid and comments confirming the operation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were highly unusual. The aircraft were deployed on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Lebanese Hizbollah group, which is backed by Iran and fights alongside Syrian government forces.

He added, "I am telling militants fighting within the ranks of the enemies that you are only serving Israel, and shedding the blood of innocent people".

Although Israel has operated with relative immunity in Syria, Russian-supplied anti-aircraft missile systems - including most recently S300 launchers have threatened to complicate Israel's freedom of action.

The secretary general of Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Western powers are drawing on Takfiri terrorists in order to carry out their schemes in conflict-ridden Syria.

Related Articles

  • British PM, Scottish leader tussle over independence vote

    British PM, Scottish leader tussle over independence vote

    The SNP is expected to win the vote in the Scottish Parliament with support from the Greens. Even so, May insisted that Britain's best days lie ahead, after the country has left the EU.
    Sizing John A Golden First For Harrington

    Sizing John A Golden First For Harrington

    Victory for Bryony Frost in the Foxhunter Chase, immediately after the Gold Cup, marked another notable achievement for women in racing.
    TSX posts lowest close this year as energy, Valeant weigh

    TSX posts lowest close this year as energy, Valeant weigh

    The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . That assumes that the price of the stock that was sold was $11.25 per share, which is the midpoint of the current offering price.
  • Another North Korean possibly involved in Kim Jong-nam murder

    Kim's wife and children, who were living in exile in the Chinese territory of Macau, went into hiding after the murder. It said Malaysia police chief Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the possibility that more suspects may be involved.
    Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa

    Manohar Parrikar takes oath as CM of Goa

    However, the saffron party claims to have support from the elected MLAs of MGP, the GFP and independents, takings its tally to 21. Manohar Parrikar is now set to take over the coastal state's mantle again on Tuesday as the head of a BJP-led government.
    NCAA Tournament: Final Four staff predictions

    NCAA Tournament: Final Four staff predictions

    In the West Region, Gonzaga is the favorite (8/5) followed by Arizona (2/1), West Virginia (11/2), Florida State (8/1) and St. If Kentucky advances the victor of 5/12 matchup, Ohio State or Western Kentucky will await them on Sunday the 19th.
  • Netflix Adds Skip Intro Button to Online Streaming

    Netflix Adds Skip Intro Button to Online Streaming

    As the name suggests, the skip intro button will enable viewers to skip the entire intro that's at the start of every episode. According to The Verge , the " Skip Intro " button also allows you to skip the intros that start after a show's cold open .
    Gold heads for first weekly gain in three as Fed hurts dollar

    Gold heads for first weekly gain in three as Fed hurts dollar

    Excluding a modest drop in auto sales, retail sales rose by 0.2 percent in February after jumping by 1.2 percent in January. The S&P 500 index showed 41 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 78 new highs and 25 new lows.
    Trump Loosens Obama's Lax Drone War Checks, Giving Power to Central Intelligence Agency

    Trump Loosens Obama's Lax Drone War Checks, Giving Power to Central Intelligence Agency

    Under the Obama administration, the military was in charge of promoting transparency and accountability. Reports state that the drone strikes in Pakistan resulted in the death of at least 1,904 people.
  • Carlo Ancelotti and Xabi Alonso react to 'special' Real Madrid draw

    Carlo Ancelotti and Xabi Alonso react to 'special' Real Madrid draw

    Victory at Vicente Calderon Stadium this weekend will move Atletico within two points of Sevilla with 10 matches to play. The return match will be played in Madrid six days later.

    New Patriots WR Cooks ready to earn trust of Belichick

    In the most recent edition, Cooks drew a lot of attention during his one-on-one battles with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler . He was linked to the Titans and Eagles in early March trade rumors before he was finally dealt to the Patriots this past Friday.
    USA, DR Clinch, Venezuela Pushed to Tiebreaker Game with Italy

    USA, DR Clinch, Venezuela Pushed to Tiebreaker Game with Italy

    Although Colombia put the Dominicans on the edge of their seats, they rallied under the extra-inning rules to win 10-3. Gregorius doubled in a run in the third inning when the Netherlands scored four runs to take a 6-0 lead.