Syria's Assad hails Iran as major partner in victory against terrorism

Trevor Jackson
October 21, 2017

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border, where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter, Arab media reported Wednesday.

Following the meeting, Shoigu said that the Israeli request was unrealistic and exaggerated. -Russian ceasefire deal in southern Syria, which he claims turns a blind eye to Iranian efforts to militarize the Golan Heights, from which the Islamic Republic's Shiite proxies could target northern Israel with short- and medium-range missiles.

Iranian forces and Iran-backed Shi'ite militias, including Hezbollah, have provided critical military support to Damascus, helping it regain swathes of Syria from rebels and militants. According to reports, Israeli leaders asked for Russian Federation to enforce a 25-mile buffer zone between the group the Israeli border, but Moscow thought the request was unrealistic, suggesting only three miles.

Iran's military chief says the Zionist regime of Israel's aggressions against Syria is "unacceptable".

Iran's expanding clout during Syria's more than six-year war has raised alarm in Israel, which has said it would act against any threat from its regional arch-enemy Tehran.

North Korea warns U.S. could face 'unimaginable' strike
Experts say that North Korea finds it hard to read Trump - and that could make the North Koreans more likely to use force. The American and South Korean militaries routinely carry out joint exercises, much to the chagrin of North Korea.

Israeli Air Force jets on Monday bombed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus after an Israeli plane flying over Lebanon had been fired at.

Conricus said the incident was the first time Israeli aircraft had been targeted over Lebanese airspace since 2011.

Israel and Russian Federation implemented a de-confliction mechanism system over Syria to prevent accidental clashes between the two militaries.

The two senior officials discussed the avenues of broadening security and defense cooperation after exchanging views on strategic issues of the region.

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