Netanyahu: Israel considers it possible to attack Iranian forces in Syria

Netanyahu: Israel considers it possible to attack Iranian forces in Syria

A senior Israeli official denied Saturday reports that Israel and Russia have reached a deal to see Iranian forces pulled out of southern Syria, Haaretz reports.

"In talks this week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuand Russian President Vladimir Putin, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well, Netanyahu stressed that Iran needs to leave all of Syria," the official said. "Israel will continue to maintain its operational freedom to act against Iranian entrenchment in all of Syria," they said.

Syria's foreign minister said on Saturday that Israel is lying about Iran's presence in the war-torn country, claiming only Iranian advisers are in Syria and are there in coordination with the regime – unlike American, Turkish and French forces.

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