Report: Israel preparing for comprehensive war in Syria

Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta said that Israel is preparing for a comprehensive war on Syria following the US' withdrawal from the country. The newspaper said that the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria has left Israel forced to face the Iranian presence in Syria with its troops alone. The newspaper quoted Israel's former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman as saying that "the United States' withdrawal from Syria greatly increases the likelihood of a large-scale conflict in the north, whether in Lebanon or Syria". Lieberman added that "the Americans' departure will raise the morale of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his allies, Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah." The Russian daily quoted Russian military expert Yuri Liamin as saying … Continue reading Report: Israel preparing for comprehensive war in Syria