Syrian air defenses destroyed 'hostile target,' official news agency claims

Syrian air defenses destroyed 'hostile target,' official news agency claims

The Israeli air force late Wednesday struck the militants as they crossed into Israeli-controlled territory with weapons, military officials said.

In addition, the Russian military police will reportedly be deployed along the border between Syria and Israel to the Golan Heights, and eight Russian surveillance posts will be established to prevent an escalation, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Following the May 10 attack, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that the IDF had destroyed "almost all of Iran's military infrastructure sites in Syria".

The Syrian government's sweep of southwest Syria drove hundreds of thousands of refugees towards Israel and Jordan, alarming both.

Lieberman also pointed out that the Israeli air defense system, as well as the Israeli army forces, are prepared for any type of emergency threatening Israel's security.

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Meanwhile, in a major change to the pre-conflict 2011 status quo, Russian military police began deploying alongside returning United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian-held Golan and planned to set up eight observation posts in the area, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.

Israel has been lobbying the Kremlin to use its influence with Assad, and with Tehran, to try to get the Iranian military presence in Syria scaled back. They didn't elaborate but later Putin said he agreed with Trump on securing Israel's border with Syria in line with the 1974 deal.

At the same time, Israeli authorities described the Syrian civil war as effectively over on Thursday and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier between the countries would be quieter with central rule by Damascus restored.

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the SANA report. Gen. Nitzan Nuriel, former head of the Counterterror Bureau at Israel's Prime Minister's office, said Israel should be on alert in the area because Syrian government troops "from now and a year from now, they will not be able to control those who are trying to attack the State of Israel from that border".

A Jordanian army source said the militants who fled from the border were then chased by the Syrian army conducting operations in the area to drive them out of their last hideouts.

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