Liberman: We cannot allow an Iranian ‘chokehold’ in Syria

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrives the weekly government conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2018. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool)

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrives the weekly government conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2018. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool)

Defense minister remains coy on airstrike attributed to Israel’s military, but reiterates the country’s ‘red line’ against Iranian entrenchment in the region

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Top general says IDF gearing up for war in 2018

Illustrative. IDF artillery seen preparing to return fire into southern Lebanon following a Hezbollah strike on an IDF patrol that killed two soldiers in the northern Mount Dov region along the Israel-Lebanon border, January 28, 2015. (Israel Defense Forces)

Illustrative. IDF artillery seen preparing to return fire into southern Lebanon following a Hezbollah strike on an IDF patrol that killed two soldiers in the northern Mount Dov region along the Israel-Lebanon border, January 28, 2015. (Israel Defense Forces)

Head of military operations says neither side wants all-out conflict, but Assad’s victories in Syrian civil war are making it far more likely

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IDF strikes 3 Syrian artillery cannons in response to projectile fire

Illustrative photo of a UN observer at a lookout point as smoke rising at a Syrian village near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Illustrative photo of a UN observer at a lookout point as smoke rising at a Syrian village near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Army says Israel holds Assad regime responsible for any spillover activity from across northern border

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Israel destroys anti-aircraft battery in Syria after it fires at IDF jets

Illustrative: An IAF F-16 from the Red Dragon squadron during a drill, November 2013. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Flash90)

Illustrative: An IAF F-16 from the Red Dragon squadron during a drill, November 2013. (IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Flash90)

Israeli recon planes were flying over Lebanon when Syrian SA-5 surface-to-air missile targeted them, army says

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Assad backers Iran, Russia threaten US after missile strike

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (US Navy/Ford Williams)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (US Navy/Ford Williams)

Joint center in Syria run by Moscow, Tehran and Hezbollah vows in future they will ‘respond with force,’ says US retaliation ‘crossed red line’

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