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Syria warns flyovers will have tragic consequences
Damascus warns that international community's silence on Israel's violation of Syrian airspace will have tragic consequences

Syria revved up Tuesday its rhetoric on Israel's reported violation of Syrian airspace by warning the United Nations that the international community's silence over the incident could have "tragic consequences."

 

In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Syria warns Israel that its "outrageous aggression" will have serious consequences.

 

Syria "insists that the continuing silence of the international community vis-à-vis Israel's illegal act will place the region as well as the peace and security of both countries in the face of uncontrollable tragedies," read the letter.

 

A copy of the letter was also sent to the Security Council.

 

"Israel is determined to choose aggression instead of peace and by doing so it reveals its true intentions that it tries to hide using fake claims of seeking peace in the region," the letter said.

 

The Syrian government said last week that Israeli jets entered Syria's airspace from the Mediterranean Sea and jettisoned fuel tanks near the Turkish border when intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems.

 

Israel has remained silent on the incident.

 

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