US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, October 18, 2015. (photo credit:MATTY STERN/U.S. EMBASSY TEL AVIV)
Times of Israel: Hezbollah presence in Syria a big threat to Israel, Dunford says
During visit to Jewish state, US military chief also says countering Iran a top priority alongside fighting IS
General Joseph Dunford, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, said during a visit to Israel that Hezbollah’s presence in southern Syria is a major threat to Israel because it “would give Israel two fronts to deal with” should the Lebanese terrorist group attack.
The Israelis have been pressing the threat by the Lebanese Hezbollah, which Dunford said now fields a conventional force armed with missiles, rockets, artillery, armored vehicles and tanks.
This week’s visit is Dunford’s third to Israel, which he called a close partner. He said coming to Israel “as a matter of routine is important.”
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WNU Editor: No fly zones and the conflict in Syria are probably on the top of the list on why General Joseph Dunford is there right now.
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