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Israel says Bashar al-Assad back in charge, Syrian front likely to be quieter

Israel's defence minister described Syria's return to its pre-civil war situation as a given on Thursday, and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier would be quieter.

Published: 02nd August 2018 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2018 04:32 PM   |  A+A-

Syria President Bashar al-Assad (File photo| AP)

By UNI

JERUSALEM: Israel's defence minister described Syria's return to its pre-civil war situation as a given on Thursday, and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier would be quieter with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's central rule restored.

"From our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a real address, someone responsible, and central rule," Avigdor Lieberman told reporters.

Asked whether Israelis should be less wary of potential Golan flare-ups, Lieberman said: "I believe so." 

 

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