An Israeli Tank drives in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Thursday, May 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Israel's defense minister Friday called on President Bashar Assad to "get rid" of Iranian forces in Syria, warning their continued presence would only cause trouble.Iran, meanwhile, in its first official reaction to Israeli attacks on suspected Iranian targets in Syria, said Israel's attacks came "under fabricated and baseless excuses". Israel attacked dozens of suspected Iranian targets in Syria in overnight strikes this week that it said were in response to an Iranian rocket barrage.Speaking while touring the Israeli side of the occupied Golan Heights, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel was not looking for friction.Soleimani is the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Al-Quds expeditionary force, which is fighting in both Iraq and Syria.
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