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Following airstrike, Syria files complaint against Israel at UN
After accusing Israel of being behind airstrike against Syrian weapons center, Syria files a complaint at the UN, alleging that Israel's actions purposefully support terrorism.

Following the airstrike on Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center (CERS), which is responsible for research and development of nuclear, biological, chemical and missile technology and weapons for the state, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter of complaint Thursday to UN Director-General Antonio Guterres and to the president of the UN Security Council, about Israel's "unabated aggression" against it and its support of terrorism. 

 

 

"The Israeli attacks have become systematic behavior to protect the terrorists from al-Nusra Front and ISIS," the letter read. "It is inconceivable that the Security Council has so far taken no action to put an end to these blatant attacks. Israel's protection of terrorists has become immune to accountability.

 

"Those who attack the Syrian army provide direct support for terrorism because the Syrian army and its allies are those who fight terrorism on behalf of the entire world."

 

Footage of the airstrike
Footage of the airstrike

Two Syrian soldiers reportedly died in the strike, which mostly caused material damage.

 

The terrorist organization Hamas also joined in and condemned the overnight attack on Syria, saying in a statement that they are opposed any aggression against any Arab or Muslim country.

 

Earlier that day, the Syrian army warned Israel of "serious consequences" officially accusing Israel of sending fighter jets to carry out a strike on CERS.

 

CERS
CERS

 

"The Syrian army warns of the serious consequences of these kinds of aggressive activities against the security and stability in the region," the statement began.

 

"The army is determined to destroy terrorism and obliterate it in all Syrian territory, and it doesn’t matter what kind of aid is given to these terror gangs," it continued in an allusion to what it claims is Israel's active support for the terror group.

 

The Syrian army accused Israel of launching the strike in an "attempt to raise ISIS’s morale, which is collapsing after the crushing victory achieved by the Syrian army against terror," repeating its charge that Israel is in cahoots with the Islamic State.

 

"The attack proves Israel is directly supporting ISIS and other terror organizations," stated the Syrian army.

 


First published: 07.09.17, 22:55
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