Skip to comments.Syria accuses Israel of supporting 'terrorists' in wake of air strikes
Posted on 05/05/2013 2:47:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Syria accused Israel of supporting "terrorists" including al-Qaeda, threatening retaliation for Israeli air strikes on military bases that have drawn the Jewish state deep into the civil war raging across the border.
The strikes north of Damascus, in the early hours of Sunday morning, lit up the night sky and felt "like an earthquake", according to residents.
Continuing explosions suggested weapons and ammunition facilities were hit, in line with Israel's policy of preventing heavy arms transfers to Hizbollah, Syria's ally in neighbouring Lebanon.
Israeli officials refused to comment, but the strikes went beyond the claims made for a previous major attack early Friday morning and an air raid in January that they were targeting weapons convoys.
"The blatant Israeli aggression against military sites in Syria confirms the co-ordination between Israel and terrorist groups," the Syrian government said. A cabinet meeting warned that "the aggression opens the door wide to all possibilities".
The Syrian National Coalition opposition group also condemned the strikes, saying the Jewish state had "taken advantage" of the ongoing conflict.
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Because we all know how much Israel loves Islamic terrorists. Did Mubarak believe that Israel supported the goat formicators that took over in Egypt?
If you give a Syrian a ham sandwich, odds are 7 to 10 your supporting a terrorist.
What’s the point here?
...accused Israel of supporting "terrorists" including al-Qaeda, threatening retaliation... weapons and ammunition facilities were hit, in line with Israel's policy of preventing heavy arms transfers to Hizbollah... The Syrian National Coalition opposition group also condemned the strikesSyria lost the Golan Heights because it spent two decades shelling northern Israel; it also supported factions of the terrorist PLO, as well as the terrorists in Iraq after we overthrew Saddam Hussein. [more]
[snip] The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has been fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, also condemned the attack.
“Of course the Free Syrian Army and any Syrian is bothered that their country is being bombed, but Syria is being bombed every day by Bashar al-Assad, and by Israel,” Free Syrian Army media and political coordinator Louay Meqdad told Al-Jazeera.
“We wonder why there are so many missiles and military installations around Damascus when they should be close to the cease-fire line with Israel on the Golan Heights. For us, the operations that we carry out every day are not related to Israeli attacks or anything else, and we will continue to fight until the fall of Assad,” he said. [/snip]
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