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According to the official, "a US-led coalition is currently being formed, and a number of factors will determine the timing of the strike, including the departure of UN inspectors from Syria and the meeting scheduled for Wednesday between (US President Barack) Obama and the Russians.
"In any case, the attack is expected to be an American operation. We will only be involved as Syria's neighbors," he said.
The army official said air defense batteries are currently deployed in Eilat, Haifa and Ashkelon. "In the next two days additional batteries will be deployed in Safed and the valley region. More missile defense systems will be deployed in accordance with security assessments, as required," he said.
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