Israeli general: Syrian army toughened by civil war

IDF ground forces chief Maj. Gen. Guy Tzur said the Syria army may be weaker in respect of its munitions and stocks, but two and-a-half years of fighting a civil war have toughened its fighting capabilities. “We don’t underestimate the Syrian army,” he said in a radio interview Thursday. Gen. Tzur added that the IDF stood ready to confront any threats coming from the Syrian side of the border. Regarding Hizballah, he said “Israel has a substantial edge over this terrorist organization” and warned that if attacked, Israel would not stand idly by.

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