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Israel fueling Syria crisis over expansionist agenda: Analyst

A political analyst believes Israel has played a very negative role fueling the conflict in Syria, adding that weakening President Assad’s regime would be very beneficial for Tel Aviv because Damascus has been one of the “stumbling blocks” in the process of Israeli expansion.

“They [the Israelis] do not really want any peaceful solution. So because of that they are using any pretext to try to destroy Hezbollah and bomb ammunition depot … but obviously it is totally against any international law and totally illegal,” Rustem Safronov told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.

The analyst’s comments came after an Israeli missile strike targeted a Syrian military base southwest of the capital Damascus on Thursday.

“All these attacks against Syrian army and against Syrian allies are very well thought and coordinated by Israelis, probably with the American cosponsors, because they do not want the regime in Syria to consolidate power and destroy the foreign terrorists,” he noted.

Israel has carried out multiple attacks on Syrian government positions since the foreign-sponsored militancy erupted in March 2011. Damascus says the raids aim to help Takfiri militants fighting against government forces.

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