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Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit - Netanyahu

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit - Netanyahu
FILE PHOTO - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen -
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

“We will continue to act very aggressively against Iran’s efforts to entrench in Syria,” he said in a statement. “We do not intend to reduce our efforts. We will intensify them, and I know that we do so with the full support and backing of the United States.”

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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