Israel’s military will continue pressuring Iranian operatives out of Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett told state television.
“Iran has nothing to do in Syria… (and) we won’t stop before they leave Syria,” he said.
Israel has long accused Iran of using the border with Syria to transfer troops and weapons in a bid to help out Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorists.
Iran insists that its presence in Syria is limited to advisers acting at the invitation of Damascus, who help clear minefields across the country and rebuild military factories.
However, Israel allegedly regularly conducts airstrikes on Syrian territory against what it believes to be Iranian backed terrorists. The concern in Israel is that those forces could be used in a future proxy war against the Jewish State.
Both Syria and its major ally, Russia, consider the airstrikes to be a violation of Syrian sovereignty.