Iran slams Israeli airstrikes on Syria

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Iran roundly condemned the latest Israeli airstrikes on Syria, saying the attacks manifest the Tel Aviv regime’s intention to destroy the Arab country.

The air raids are a sign of Tel Aviv’s connivance with terrorist groups to destroy the Arab country and kill innocent Syrian people, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Monday.

She further called on the United Nations to fulfill its duties to stop such aggression.

“The Zionist regime (of Israel) is seeking to cash in on the critical situation in Syria,” the foreign ministry spokeswoman said, adding that Tel Aviv will suffer the consequences of fanning the flames of violence in the crisis-hit country.

Israeli warplanes carried out two air assaults against an area of the Damascus International Airport and another airport in the town of Dimas on Sunday.

The Syrian army issued a statement later in the day, saying the air attacks by Tel Aviv were aimed at helping the ISIL militants operating in the Arab country.

“This direct aggression by Israel was carried out to help the terrorists in Syria, after our armed forces secured important victories in Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and elsewhere,” the statement said.

The international airport in Damascus is located southeast of the capital near areas such as Eastern Ghouta, where ISIL militants have gained control over much of its territories.

Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria since the start of the war in the country in 2011.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.





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