Yesterday, “Israeli” regime leader Benjamin Netanyahu illegally stepped onto the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, specifically the part of the Golan Heights that has been occupied by the occupier entity since 1967. There, the regime leader posed for propaganda photographs while issuing threats to the Syrian people. He most ominously stated “I wouldn’t suggest to anyone that they test us”.
היום עם הקבינט, הרמטכ״ל ומפקדי הגזרה, בסקירה ביטחונית ברמת הגולן. אנחנו ערוכים לכל תרחיש ואני לא מציע לאיש לנסות אותנו.
(צילום: קובי גדעון, לע״מ) pic.twitter.com/ue3sZTNJ73
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) February 6, 2018
Hours later though, it was “Israel” that tested Syria after the Zionist regime’s air force bombed a military facility just outside of Damascus. It is not yet known if anyone has been killed during this attack – a clear violation of Syria’s sovereignty according to international law.
The Syrian Arab Republic responded to this aggression by firing back at the ongoing barrage of aggressive missiles with Syria’s missile defence systems. Damascus has stated that it destroyed most of the missiles of the occupier entity before they made impact.
The full official statement from Syria’s Army Command is reproduced below, along with additional information from the Syrian Arab News Agency.
“The army air defence on Wednesday morning confronted a new attack by the Israeli occupation entity on one of the military positions in Damascus Countryside.
General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said in a statement that ‘warplanes of the Israeli enemy on 3:42 am on Wednesday fired several missiles from inside the Lebanese territories on one of our military positions in Damascus Countryside, and the air defence intercepted the missiles and destroyed most of them.’
The statement added that this outrageous aggression comes in framework of the desperate and repeated attempts to raise the morale of the terrorist organizations which are collapsing in all areas and to encourage terrorists, the tools of the Israeli enemy, to continue their attacks against civilians, particularly in Damascus and its countryside.
The Command affirmed armed forces’ readiness to confront any attack and to foil it and to continue the war against terrorism till eliminating it and restoring security and stability to all the Syrian territories.
The Command held Israel fully responsible for the dangerous repercussions of its repeated and uncalculated hostile adventures”.
The Zionist entity has repeatedly committed war crimes on Syrian soil throughout the conflict and in doing so has attempted to retard the progress of Syria and her allies in the fight against Takfiri terrorism.