Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd Jassem al-Freij, was interviewed for Syrian state TV in a broadcast marking the country's Military Day, and used the opportunity to bash Israel.
"The Israeli enemy tried to stay behind to weaken Syria with its field agents," he said. "But they deteriorated, which necessitated the enemy's direct aggression to bolster its terrorists."
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The Syrian minister added that Syria is withstanding a crucial war which includes unprecedented material, military and logistical aid to "terrorists."
"The enemy and its mercenaries have failed and their dreams shattered thanks to the Syrian army's firm stance."
Al-Freij added that "the mask has been removed off the face of the Zionist enemy, and the whole world has seen the proof for Israel's involvement by its gross attacks and by its support of terror gangs."
As evidence of Israel's alleged involvement, Al-Farij pointed out "the Israeli arms and equipment seized by the Syrian army in the hands of terrorists and the microchips planted by agents of the occupation in one of Syria's beaches."
According to him, Israel's support of the rebels is also apparent in the treatment of wounded rebels in Israeli hospitals.
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