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Syrian media claims Israel carried out fresh airstrikes near Damascus overnight

Syrian media claims Israel carried out fresh airstrikes near Damascus overnight”

Mustafa Amine Badreddine was killed in Damascus on 10 May 2016 with conflicting reports about the circumstances.

Tuesday's statement said there is "no risk of a breach of information". In 2008 Hezbollah's global operations chief Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in Damascus, which some reports attributed to a joint CIA-Mossad operation.

When commenting on Israel's recent air raids against targets in Syria, he said that during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, the parties had confirmed agreements "concerning military cooperation between Russian Federation and Israel in Syria".

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Ambassador Gary Koren was summoned on March 17 and "asked about" the strikes.

Israeli intelligence believes Badreddine had been feuding with Iranian military commanders in Syria over the heavy losses his group had suffered on the battlefield.

Mughniyeh, who was Badreddine's brother-in-law, was killed in a 2008 auto bombing in Damascus that Hezbollah blamed on Israel.

Israel, which invaded Lebanon in 2006 to fight Hezbollah and has targeted the group in Syria over alleged arms transfers, called his death good news but stopped short of claiming responsibility.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied reports that Moscow had told Israel to end airstrikes in the war-torn country and vowed to continue attacking weapons convoys.

On Sunday, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to destroy Syria's air defence systems "without the slightest hesitation" if it happened again.

Russia's Foreign Ministry says that Moscow is relying on Israel keeping in line with agreements reached during Netanyahu's state visit to Russian Federation earlier this month, when he held extended discussions on Syria with President Vladimir Putin.

Russian involvement in Syria has complicated Israel's actions.

He added that during Netanyahu's last visit to Russian Federation earlier in March, the agreement between him and Putin had been clearly and fully confirmed, and that Russian Federation "will judge how accurately this arrangement is carried out by our Israeli partners not on the basis of what they say but how they act", Lavrov stressed.



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