Syrian army ready for southern battle

Israel - Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria

After liberating the entirety of Damascus city and the broader province from an array of hardline Islamist militant groups, including the Daesh* terrorist group, the Syrian Army and other government forces are set to launch a major offensive in southern Syria, near the Arab Republic's border with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, May 27, 2018.

"We believe that there is no place for any Iranian military presence, anywhere in Syria", Netanyahu told his parliamentary faction in remarks broadcast on May 28.

Israel's national security adviser is slated to meet Tuesday with his United States counterpart John Bolton to discuss updating a framework agreement signed in December created to counter Iran's nuclear arms program and expansionist ambitions in Syria.

On Monday, the Haaretz daily reported that Russian Federation was considering trying to keep Iranian forces and their allies from Israel's northern border, fearing that repeated Israeli strikes may undermine Syrian President Bashar Assad's grip on the country.

But the senior Jordanian official, who requested anonymity, told Reuters that Russia, Washington and Jordan all still saw "eye to eye" on the need to preserve the ceasefire.

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Assad's government has recaptured all rebel-held territory near the capital this year.

Haaretz reported that Russia's presumed plan to remove Iranian troops from the border region was in response to Israel's extensive campaign of strikes on Iranian-operated bases in Syria on May 10, that killed 23 fighters. The Iranians denied they had fired any rockets.

Syria is ready to guarantee Israel the retreat of the militants "Hezbollah" and "military advisers" - the de facto soldiers of the IRGC within a 25-kilometer zone from the border with Israel on the Golan heights, said this week the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, citing diplomatic sources.

The two nations allegedly sent representatives to stay in a hotel in Amman, Jordan in next door rooms.

The decades-long tensions between the countries have further escalated after the Israeli Air Force's attack on dozens of what it called "Iranian targets" in Syria earlier in May.

Chagai Tzuriel, director general of Israel's intelligence ministry, told journalists on Monday he believed recent events were convincing countries such as Russian Federation that allowing Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria was not worth it.

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