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US intelligence warns of Iran’s response if Israel continues to attack Syria

Israeli soldiers can be seen during a military drill in Golan Heights on 1 May 2018 [Jaala Mareya/AFP/Getty Images]
Israeli soldiers can be seen during a military drill in Golan Heights on 1 May 2018 [Jaala Mareya/AFP/Getty Images]

A senior US official has warned that Iran will probably attack Israel if it continues to strike Iranian military positions in Syria.

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence they “assess that Iran seeks to avoid a major armed conflict with Israel. However, Israeli strikes that result in Iranian casualties increase the likelihood of Iranian conventional retaliation against Israel.”

Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin warned during a conference held in Tel Aviv on Monday that Iran was likely to “intensify its responses” to Israeli strikes against its forces in Syria.

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Israel has carried out dozens of strikes on Syria in recent years.

It says it is acting to thwart advanced weapons transfers from Iran to the Lebanese pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement and the strengthening of Iran’s military presence in Syria

Tensions between Russia and Israel in Syria - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Tensions between Russia and Israel in Syria – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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