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      Archive: 7/18/2012
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        7/18/2012, Tammuz 28, 5772

      Defense Ministry Keeping Sharp Eye on Syria


      The Defense Ministry, the Israel Defense Force and intelligence officials are holding high level consultations following the killing of several top level Syrian officials. The Defense Ministry released a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating, "Israel is closely monitoring all developments in Syria." They vowed to remain vigilant. Rebels are fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria is Israel's neighbor to the north and technically still considered an enemy state.