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Netanyahu leaves for Russia to discuss Syria

 Jerusalem, May 9: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed on Wednesday for Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the coordination between the armies of the two countries in Syria. “I am now leaving for an important meeting with the Russian President. The meetings between us are always important and this one is especially so,” Efe news quoted Netanyahu as saying before his departure. “In light of what is currently happening in Syria, it is necessary to ensure the continued coordination between the Russian military and the IDF (Israel Defence Forces),” he added. Israel reiterated time and again that it considered Iran’s growing influence in Syria a “threat” and that it was not going to allow its entrenchment in Syria, which led it to launch airstrikes against Iranian targets inside Syrian territory. (IANS)