Syria accuses Israel of “state terrorism” over alleged airstrikes

Syria has accused Israel of “state terrorism” after alleged Israeli airstrikes on Monday targeting Iranian military positions killed 15 people, including six civilians. Syria has also warned that it will modify its response to future airstrikes. prolong the crisis in Syria. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also warned that “we will change the way we react in the future. The Syrian government filed a complaint against Israel at the United Nations Security Council, calling the strikes “dangerous and hostile.” The Foreign Ministry added that “Syria emphasizes that the pursuit of Israel in its dangerous hostile method would never have been possible without the unlimited support offered by the US administration in particular and the immunity from sanctions presented by it. and countries known to the Security Council ”.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), nine Syrian militiamen and pro-government foreigners were killed as well as six civilians including an infant. Another 21 people were injured in attacks that hit targets around the capital of Damascus, Homs as well as the Syrian border with Lebanon. SOHR said several Hezbollah fighters were killed in strikes that targeted Iran-linked bases near Homs and at least 10 targets near Damascus, including the Jamraya Scientific Research Institute, depots weapons belonging to Hezbollah near the Syrian-Lebanese border, a research center in Homs and an air base south of Homs which is used by Iran and Hezbollah. A satellite photograph released by the Israeli secret service ImageSat International (ISI) company showed that the target of the Jamraya Institute was a hanger “probably used for the storage of advanced weapon systems or some other sensitive item that required the precise strike mentioned “. ISI added that “according to the media, the attacked sites are linked to Hezbollah and Iran”. in Liban. Speaking at an annual national security conference Monday, Mossad leader Yossi Cohen said Israel had “no interest in a conflict with Syria, but we will not accept that the Iran is taking refuge against us in Syria or having Syria serve as a logistics base for Iran to transport weapons to Lebanon. ”Israel carried out airstrikes against Hezbollah and Iranian targets in the war-torn country, and has reportedly targeted the facility in 2013, 2017 and February 2018. Israeli officials have repeatedly expressed concerns over Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and their smuggling of sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah via Syria, stressing that both are red lines for the Jewish state and that Israel will continue to operate if necessary. the strength of the Corp s Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qod Qassem Soleimani for his project in Syria. Iran has also started moving its assets from areas hit repeatedly by Israel to northern Syria and places closer to the border with Iraq.

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