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Netanyahu plans to counter Iran in Syria

Israel acts and will act against Iranian attempts to gain a foothold in Syria, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening at a press conference, which was broadcast on Israeli TV.

"We operate against the Iranian attempts to gain a foothold in Syria. It's no secret, and you know it. We diligently and continually are there for already several years", - said the Prime Minister in response to a reporter's question about whether the fear in Israel is the reaction of the group "Hezbollah" in connection with the recent events on the border.

"We have several goals to prevent several threats from Iran. The first is a nuclear threat, the second is precision missiles and third, as I said, is Iran's attempts to gain a foothold militarily in Syria. I said that we act against each of these threats. And that's what we do. We intend to continue this and are ready for any scenario," - said Netanyahu.

On Thursday morning the Israeli army said the enhanced infantry elected by its divisions on the Northern border. According to the newspaper "Yediot Ahronot", we are talking about were the teachings of the 13th battalion of the Golani brigade, which will be referred to the division on the Lebanese border. The newspaper notes that the decision followed "threats from "Hezbollah".

Earlier it became known that the fighter of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah were killed in an attack by the Israeli air force South of Damascus on Monday. The Israeli army has previously stated RIA Novosti that does not comment on reports that Syria's air defense repelled an Israeli attack in the skies over Damascus.

The Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has repeatedly in his speeches said that the Shiite resistance intends to respond to any aggression by Israel, including the murder of their colleagues, regardless of whether it happened in Lebanon or abroad.