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Israel warns Lebanon, Syria not to allow attacks

Fears of retaliation by Lebanon’s Hezbollah or other groups have risen since Sunday’s attack

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Israel warned Lebanon and Syria on Friday not to allow any attacks on Israel from their soil, hoping to avoid reprisals for an Israeli air strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general and senior Hezbollah fighters.

“Israel will see the governments, regimes and organizations beyond its northern border as responsible for what emanates from their territory,” Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said in a statement. “(Israel) will exact a price for any harm inflicted on Israeli sovereignty, civilians and soldiers.”

Fears of retaliation by Lebanon’s Hezbollah or other groups have risen since Sunday’s attack, prompting Israel to move troops and equipment towards its northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.