Iran to maintain military presence in Syria, to counter Israel

Amir-Abollahian says Syrians will not allow Israel to control Syria

Citing a military source, official Syrian news agency, SANA, said that the air defense batteries downed "a number of missiles which targeted the T4 airport" late on Sunday night.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a civil war watchdog, Iranian troops and non-Syrian pro-Iranian forces were the strike's intended targets.

There was no comment from Israel but nor were there any reports of Israeli planes having been brought down.

In response, Israel launched an extensive campaign of strikes on Iranian targets in Syria including "intelligence sites, logistic facilities, military compounds, storage facilities as well as observations posts". Israel fears a growing influence of the Iranian-backed fighters of Hezbollah in that area.

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"The Zionist regime tries to gain dominance over Syria after ISIL, but resistance forces and military advisers from the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue their presence alongside Syria to counter terrorism, " he said in a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi.

The channel, quoting an unidentified military official, said the attack targeted the T4 air base with six missiles.

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus accused Israel of carrying out those raids.

After bombing Iranian units in Syria in retaliation, an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.

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Israel has carried out several attacks on this specific air base in the past, claiming it was targeting Iranian fighters and weapons.

Netanyahu said on Sunday that he will insist during his meeting with Putin that Israel's national security interests vis a vis Syria are being met.

"The consequences are not merely to the Iranian forces there but to the Assad regime as well", he said.

After a blistering military operation and a ceasefire deal with rebels, government forces are reestablishing control over the entire southern province on the border with Israel.

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