Assad vows 'strategic revenge' on Israel, modeled on Hezbollah

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Syria will “give Hezbollah everything” in recognition of its support and will follow the terror group’s model of “resistance” against Israel, a Lebanese newspaper on Thursday quoted President Bashar al-Assad as saying, AFP reported. Assad’s comments, published by Al-Akhbar, reportedly came during meetings with Lebanese visitors in Damascus and appeared intended to…

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Israel's objective in Syria

By EDMUND SANDERS and PATRICK J. MCDONNELL— With three airstrikes against Syria since January, Israel has inserted itself forcefully into the Arab Spring’s most intractable conflict, heightening fears that Syria’s civil war could spiral into a regional conflagration. The bombings of targets near the Syrian capital — including two strikes in a 48-hour period beginning…

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