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Fight's on for Syria's post-war order

Israel flew numerous sorties against Iranian targets in Syria in a massive bombing early on Monday that heralded a new phase in an ongoing campaign.

Israeli ministers are talking about an "open war with Iran", the outcome of which could determine the future of the entire Middle East.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2019, with the headline 'Fight's on for Syria's post-war order'. Print Edition | Subscribe