Is­rael ad­mits at­tacks on Syria tar­gets

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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. —

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