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Israeli attacks opened door to all possibilities: Syria

omranSyria has described the recent Israeli aggression against its territory as a “flagrant violation of international law,” adding that the attacks have opened the door “to all possibilities.”

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi, told reporters following an emergency government meeting on Sunday that “Syria has the right and the duty to defend its people by all available means” and that Syria will not give in to Israeli aggression.

He stated that the Israeli attacks against Syria have made the Middle East “more dangerous.”

Zohbi also stressed that Israeli strikes are evidence of Tel Aviv’s links with militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Earlier, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in separate letters to the United Nations and the Security Council that Israeli strikes on Syria show Tel Aviv’s coordination with terrorist groups operating in Syria, including al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.

Israeli warplanes hit several targets near the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Sunday, Israel’s second strike on Syria in three days.

According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets hit the Jamraya Research Center in Damascus countryside, causing casualties and widespread damage.

It is the second time that Israeli rockets hit the Jamraya Research Center. The facility was first hit in an Israeli airstrike in January.

Iran, Egypt and the Arab League have condemned the recent Israeli aggression against Syria with Arab League calling on the United Nation Security Council to “act immediately to end Israeli attacks on Syria.”


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