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What Israeli Airstrikes Say About Trump's Middle East Policy

5 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

The series of strikes shaking Damascus and its southern countryside last Friday night now appear to have been the most extensive wave of airstrikes by Israel against Iranian-linked targets in Syria since September. They also came only a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's high-profile anti-Iran speech in Cairo, part of his week-long tour of the Middle East which, along with National Security Adviser John Bolton's visit, were intended to reassure U.S. allies following President Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. Taken together, the events indicate Israel...
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