Israel Attacks Syria Blowing Up Convoy and Research Center, Syria Says Counter Attack is Right

Israeli air strike opens new front in Syria war

Syria claims Israel has carried out a deadly bombing raid on its territory, destroying a military research centre near Damascus. It denies claims the attack targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border.

It’s the first time in decades that Israel has launched an attack on another state, NOT in response to military action. Israel and most Western powers are keeping silent on the incident, which has sparked condemnation from Russia.

The Arab League has described Israel’s strike on Syria as flagrant aggression and a glaring violation of the country’s sovereignty. Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan-African News Wire, says the attack on Syria is all part of a plan to bring down the Assad government.

 

Live update & Analysis | Syria: Reports of an Israeli airstrike

Israeli jets have reportedly carried out an airstrike inside Syria – for the first time in more than five years. But there are conflicting accounts of what the target was. Regional security sources quoted by the Reuters news agency say Israeli aircraft attacked a convoy of trucks carrying weapons towards the border with Lebanon. The Syrian state news agency, however, says Israeli jets have bombed a scientific research centre in Jamraya on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Lebanon’s military says Israeli jets flew into Syrian airspace three times. They say the attack destroyed the centre, killing two workers and wounding five others. Michael Eisenstadt, a former military analyst with the US government, spoke to Al Jazeera about the recent events in Syria.

 

Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria as attack on sovereign state

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement expressing deep concern over Israel’s airstrike on Syria saying that it violates the UN Charter – FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/2buwq6

 

Israel Strikes Syrian Trucks Heading for Lebanon

Officials say the vehicles were transporting weapons to the militant group Hezbollah.

 

 

New York Times-  Syria Says It Has Right to Counterattack Israel

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