“Israel is determined to prevent Iran and its proxies from establishing a military presence in Syria,” Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting Wednesday, a day after the IDF revealed it had carried out over 200 strikes against targets in Syria over the past year-and-a-half.
“We are taking strong action against these attempts and against the attempts to produce precision weaponry in all sectors, near and far. We will continue to take such action on behalf of the security of Israel.”
On Tuesday, the IDF presented its annual assessment to the Security Cabinet. The IDF said it had deployed some 800 missiles and bombs during strikes in Syria and that aside from aerial attacks on Hezbollah and Iranian targets. it had also deployed cyber warfare.
“The IDF is at a high level of readiness for war in any scenario,” Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said in the report. “As the person responsible for the military’s preparedness for war, I can say that the IDF is prepared for any mission required.”
Syrian media claimed Tuesday that Israel had fired missiles at a military facility near Hama in the west of the country.
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