The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemns the attack of the Israeli Air Force on the outskirts of Damascus, during which it launched missile strikes on ground targets. This, according to the SANA news agency, was started in a message from the republic’s foreign ministry sent to the UN Security Council on February 15.
“Syria warns Israel of the dangerous consequences of continued aggressive actions that threaten regional stability,” the document said.
Damascus draws attention to the fact that the Israeli attacks violate UN Security Council Resolution 350 of 1974 and the agreement to separate Syrian and Israeli troops in the Golan Heights.
“Israel’s strikes will not save terrorist formations from imminent defeat by Syrian troops,” the statement said.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry calls on the UN Security Council to “realize its responsibility to preserve peace in the Middle East and to take decisive measures that would put an end to aggressive Israeli sorties.”
Earlier, the newspaper Al-Watan reported, citing a source in the command of the Syrian Armed Forces, that “the enemy struck three military depots south of Damascus.” The Israeli Air Force fired missiles from the airspace over the Golan Heights, which is 40 kilometers from the city, and from the side of the Northern Galilee. According to Al Arabiya TV, the Israeli attack killed nine members of pro-Iranian armed groups fighting on the side of the Syrian army.
On Jan. 23, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a message to the UN Security Council indicating that the Israeli Air Force attacked Syria more than 50 times last year.
“These criminal actions, which have affected civilians, constitute a gross violation of international legality and human rights,” the document noted.