Thursday, August 29, 2013

Isreal Braces for the Syrian Intervention

Israel Calls Up Reservists, Deploys Missile Defences Against Syria

JERUSALEM | Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:54pm BST

(Reuters) - Israel ordered a small-scale mobilization of reservists on Wednesday and strengthened its missile defences as precautions against possible Syrian attack should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria.

But an Israeli official briefed on a meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet said the Jewish state believed the probability of it being targeted by Syria, its northern neighbor and long-time foe, was low.

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