Syria blast ‘a severe blow’ to axis with Iran, Hezbollah


JERUSALEM: Syria’s alliance with Iran and Hezbollah took “a severe blow” after a deadly rebel attack on Damascus killed three top security chiefs, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday.


“The blow is a severe one,” said Barak on a tour of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a day after a blast tore through Syria’s national security headquarters, killing the defense minister and two other top officials close to President Bashar al-Assad.


“It’s also a severe blow to the radical axis, to the Iranians and Hezbollah, who are the sole supporters of the Assad family,” he said in remarks communicated by his spokesman.

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