Syria complains to UN against Israel

Syria sends UN Security Council complaints over airstrikes against Iranian targets that were attributed to Israel.

Elad Benari, Canada,

Syria air strike (archive)
Syria air strike (archive)
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Syria on Friday sent the UN Security Council complaints over Thursday’s air strikes attributed to Israel that targeted an area home to military bases south of Damascus.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry said in its letter that such “aggression” aims to prolong the Syrian crisis, according to The Associated Press.

The complaints also referred to strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria by the US-led coalition that claimed civilian lives. The coalition offensive, which began in September, aims to drive ISIS from their last pocket along the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said the attacks are “a direct consequence of the US’s lack of respect to international law and human values, in line with the targets of Israeli aggression.”

“We ask the UN Security Council to act in order to immediately put an end to this aggression,” it added.

Syrian state media reported that Thursday’s alleged Israeli strikes on Kisweh, south of Damascus, were repelled by its air force.

Israel has not commented on the alleged air strikes.

The strike came several hours after an Iranian cargo plane packed with Iranian weapons destined for Hezbollah flew directly from Tehran to Beirut's Rafic Hariri Airport.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the targets were weapon warehouses.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


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