Israeli strikes were ‘heavy blow’ to Iranian, Syrian forces: Netanyahu

Jerusalem (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israeli air strikes in Syria the previous day were a “heavy blow” to Iranian and Syrian forces in the war-torn country.

“We inflicted on Saturday a heavy blow to Iranian and Syrian forces,” Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting, referring to major Israeli air raids in Syria.

“We made clear to everyone that our rules of engagement will not change in any way. We will continue to harm anyone who tries to harm us. This was our policy and this will remain our policy.”