Israeli Minister: We Will Target Assad if He Lets Iran Strike from Syria

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on December 18, 2017 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking to the press after receiving a Russian delegation in Damascus
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The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli minister on Monday threatened that the Jewish state could kill Syrian President Bashar Assad if his regime doesn’t prevent Iranian forces from launching attacks against Israel from his territory.

The warning came amid reports that Tehran is planning a revenge missile strike against Israel.

Officials in the Islamic Republic have vowed to respond to several alleged Israeli attacks in Syria that targeted Iranian facilities and killed at least seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Israeli defense officials warned on Sunday that Iran was planning to retaliate by having its proxies fire missiles at military targets in northern Israel in the near future.

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