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August 25, 2015 1:29 pm

Assad: Syria Will Fight Israel After Defeating Own Rebels

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Russian President Vladimir Putin may "give up" on his support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad said Syria will not respond to attacks from Israel while a civil war is raging on in his country. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org –  In his first public response to recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television network Monday that Syria would not directly respond against Israel while the civil war in his country continues to rage.

Referring to rebel groups seeking to oust him from power, Assad said, “The terrorists operating in Syria are a tool serving the Zionist enemy, and their actions are far more grave and dangerous than the criminal military attacks Israel conducts against Syria from time to time.”

The Syrian ruler said that after the rebel groups were defeated, Syria would “fight against Israel and respond to its criminal attacks.”

Late last week, the Israel Defense Forces struck more than a dozen Syrian military targets in response to rockets fired from Syria into northern Israel by the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist group. The cell that fired the rockets was also targeted and eliminated by the IDF.

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  • rosenberg

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    Attack IRAN NOW ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES. YOU READ MEIN Kampf AND DID NOT BELIEVE Hitler.

  • zadimel

    Where are the two comments?

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    What he means is Obama will attack Israel.

  • zadimel

    If al Assad believes that the IDF would not respond to attacks initiated by the Syrian Army or those under its wing against the Jewish State, his vision of the moment and understanding of recent history are clouded by his hatred of Israel. At least I could recommend a good eye doctor. But isn’t he a ….

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