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WorldNew Israeli Syria Strikes Reported As Russia Condemns

03:50  12 february  2019
03:50  12 february  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Netanyahu confirms latest Israeli strike in Syria

Netanyahu confirms latest Israeli strike in Syria Netanyahu confirms latest Israeli strike in Syria

Russia has branded as "provocative" an alleged Israeli air strike on Syria late on Tuesday. Reports from Syria said an arms depot in Qatifah, about 40km Israel considers Iran and Hezbollah to pose a particularly dangerous threat. 'Launched from Lebanon'. The foreign ministry of Russia , a key Syrian

Russia has branded as "provocative" an alleged Israeli air strike on Syria late on Tuesday. Reports from Syria said an arms depot in Qatifah, about 40km Israel considers Iran and Hezbollah to pose a particularly dangerous threat. 'Launched from Lebanon'. The foreign ministry of Russia , a key Syrian

New Israeli Syria Strikes Reported As Russia Condemns© STR/AFP/Getty Images A picture taken early on January 21 shows Syrian air defense batteries responding to Israeli missiles targeting Damascus. Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria in response to rocket fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 12 Iranian fighters killed.

Official Syrian media has reported new strikes from Israel, just as a leading Russian diplomat condemned such actions.

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency and the pro-government Al-Ikhbariya news station have reported a series of Israeli strikes near the town of Tel al-Durayya in the southwestern province of Al-Quneitra. The reports suggested that only material damage was inflicted, hitting the destroyed provincial hospital and an observation post in the town of Jubata al-Khashab.

Iran warns Israel against further air strikes in Syria

Iran warns Israel against further air strikes in Syria Iran warned Israel on Tuesday of a "firm and appropriate" response if it continued attacking targets in Syria, where Tehran has backed President Bashar al-Assad and his forces in their nearly eight-year war against rebels and militants. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Israel, which views Iran as its biggest security threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets and those of allied militia in Syria.

Syrian state television blamed Israel for two deaths and five people being injured in the destruction of what it says is a research centre. Unconfirmed reports claim Israeli Defence Force (IDF) jets bombed a convoy in Syria on its way to Lebanon carrying weapons bound for militant group Hezbollah.

Jordanian– Syrian border incidents. Israeli – Syrian ceasefire line. The Iran Foreign Ministry condemned the missile strikes , said there is "no proof" of Syrian responsibility in the chemical attack on Douma, and criticized the United States for attacking without waiting for an Organisation for the

Israel has traditionally neither confirmed nor denied its involvement in such attacks, but officials have recently spoken openly of "hundreds," and even "thousands" of such maneuvers, often said to target suspected Iranian or Iran-backed positions operating in support of the government in Syria. The latest strike, however, would come after a statement from Damascus' other major ally, Russia, which has hardened its language against the Israeli operations it previously ignored.

"For us, the security of Israel is paramount," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday, according to the state-run Sputnik News agency. "Having said that, I am not saying that Israel's unlawful attacks on targets in Syria, including targets that are in one way or another linked to Iran, are legitimate and can be justified.

"No, we condemn them, they are illegitimate," he added. "But this does not mean, again, that we should not care about the security of Israel."

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