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Israel prefers Daesh over Assad in Syria: Intelligence chief

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Israel’s military intelligence chief has reiterated that Tel Aviv prefers the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group over the "Iran-allied" government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Major General Herzi Halevi expressed his concern, in a speech at the Herzliya Conference, over the losses Daesh has suffered in the past three months, stressing that Tel Aviv does not want Daesh to be defeated in the war, reported Tuesday.

Halevy said the defeat of the terrorist group would put Israel “in a hard position,” adding that the Israeli regime must further support the terrorists.

“We’ve to do all we can so as to not find ourselves in such a situation,” he said.

Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced support for the idea that the terrorists of Daesh conquer the entire Syria than the "Iran-allied" government.

​Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants.

Late last year, British media released footage showing Israeli forces treating a wounded Takfiri terrorist in the occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli regime has saved over 2,000 Takfiri militants at the cost of about USD 13 million over the past three years, added the report of British newspaper Daily Mail published in December 2015.

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