Israel admits attacks on Syria targets
occupied jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.
The statements marked a rare, public acknowledgement of Israeli attacks against Hezbollah and its patron Iran in neighbouring Syria, where Israel is long believed to have targeted Iranian weapons shipments to the Lebanese group.
However, Israel has until now generally refrained from commenting about the strikes for fear of triggering a reaction and being drawn into the deadly fighting in neighbouring Syria’s civil war. —