Is­rael con­firms strikes on tar­gets in Syria

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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.

The state­ments marked a rare, pub­lic ac­knowl­edg­ment of Is­raeli at­tacks against Hezbol­lah and its pa­tron Iran in Syria, where Is­rael is long be­lieved to have tar­geted Ira­nian weapons ship­ments to the group.

Is­rael has un­til now gen­er­ally re­frained from com­ment­ing about the strikes.

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