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Hezbollah Warns Israel Of Combined Attack On Tel Aviv With Iran, Syria

A Hezbollah supporter holds up portraits of Hizballah leader SayyedHassan Nasrallah and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. File photo

Hezbollah's leader says his militant group could join with Iran and Syria to strike back at Tel Aviv if Israel continues to hit Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria.

Hassan Nasrallah on January 26 said that what he calls the “axis of resistance” is considering its response to Israeli strikes and warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to make “an error of judgment and don't lead the region toward war or a major clash."

"At any moment, the Syrian leadership and the axis of resistance can take a decision to deal with the Israeli aggression in a different manner," Nasrallah said.

Israel has pledged to stop Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, carrying out hundreds of air strikes there against what it describes as Iranian targets in Syria and those of allied militia, including the Lebanon-based Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah.

Russia has also called on Israel to stop carrying out "arbitrary' air strikes on Syrian territory, days after the Israeli Air Force targeted what Israel said were Iranian forces in the war-torn country.

"The practice of arbitrary strikes on the territory of a sovereign state -- in this case, we are talking about Syria -- should be ruled out," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in Moscow on January 23.

Russia, along with Iran has provided Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with crucial military support throughout the seven-year Syria civil war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and
displaced millions.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters