Moscow has also attempted to play the role of mediator between Israel and Iran, seeking to douse the shadow war raging between them on Syrian soil. Israel, for its part, is determined to disrupt Iran’s plan to turn Syria into a war front against it.
Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes against several targets in Aleppo on the night of 27 March 2019, targeting Iranian ammunition stores and its military logistics hub at Nayrab Air Base, co-located with Aleppo International Airport, which is closed to commercial aviation.
A statement by President Donald Trump that the US should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights is likely to stir tensions. Europe alongside Russia, Syria and Iran warned against any unilateral moves.