Friday, 28 April 2017

Russia condemns Israel’s attack on Syrian Army

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – The Kremlin’s Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Thursday that Israel should avoid increasing tensions in the region by violating Syria’s sovereignty and attacking the Syrian government fores.
“We consider that all countries should avoid any actions that lead to higher tensions in such a troubled region and call for Syrian sovereignty to be respected,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, as quoted by Reuters News Agency.
Russia and Israel were in constant contact about the situation in Syria through various channels, said Peskov.
Russia, whose forces are helping President Bashar al-Assad fight Islamic State and other militant groups, regularly says it is the only foreign power operating on Syrian territory at the Syrian government’s invitation and has spoken out strongly against Turkish strikes as well as a recent U.S. strike.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, condemned Israel’s actions on Thursday morning, highlighting the violations committed by the Netanyahu regime.
“Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and considers that they are unacceptable and contradict the principles and norms of international law,” said Zakharova.

’Israel’ Strikes near Damascus Airport: In Line With Our Policy to Stop Arms Transfer to Hezbollah

Local Editor
As part of the continuous aggression against the Syrian sovereignty and in support of the collapsing terrorist groups, “Israel” waged a new attack against Damascus airport.

‘Israeli' Minister: Strikes near Damascus ‘In Line With Our Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers'
In details, a Syrian military source confirmed that the military base southwest Damascus airport was subject to ‘Israeli’ missiles launched from the occupied territories.
It further highlighted that the “Zionist aggression led to explosions that resulted in some material losses.”
“The aggression won’t hinder us from continuing to fight and crush terrorism,” the source told official SANA news agency.
Earlier, the “Israeli” Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz confessed that the “incident” in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport is in line with Tel Aviv’s policy to prevent Iran’s advanced weapons from reaching Syria.
Katz told the ‘Israeli’ Army Radio that “the incident in Syria corresponds completely with ‘Israel’s’ policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran,” according to Reuters.
The ‘Israeli’ military declined to comment.
Meanwhile, conflicting unconfirmed reports emerged, suggesting either an airstrike or the bombing of a gas pipeline.
Asked if the Zionist army was involved in the incident, a spokeswoman for the ‘Israeli’ military said: “We can’t comment on such reports,” said al-Manar as cited by Reuters.
Damascus International Airport was the country’s busiest air hub before hostilities erupted in 2011. Since the onset of the Syrian war, most international airlines have ceased flights to Damascus.
The ‘Israeli’ military is widely believed to have attacked Syria’s anti-aircraft missile systems, but it rarely confirms such airstrikes.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
27-04-2017 | 11:34

Israeli Missile Shoots down ‘Target’ over Occupied Golan: Zionist army

April 27, 2017
Missile System
Israeli army shot down what it identified only as “a target” over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after hitting a position near Damascus airport.
“The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights,” the official Israeli army Twitter account said, without elaborating.
Source: AFP

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