Middle East

In Damascus, Iran general vows to confront Israel

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows chief of staff of the joint Syrian armed forces Lt. Gen. Ali Ayoub (L) saluting next to his Iranian counterpart Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri during a welcome ceremony for the latter in Damascus on October 18, 2017. "AFP PHOTO / SANA"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 19, 2017, on page 8.




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