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Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

Sputnik – 26.03.2017

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continue to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory.

Any further airstrikes on Syrian territory will be met with deadly force and retaliation strikes deep within Israeli soil, they said.

According to the message, delivered via Russian mediators, attacks on Syrian military objects will be met with Scud missiles launched at Israeli military bases. If Israel attacks civilian infrastructure, Syrian missiles will be fired at Israel’s Haifa port and petrochemical plant. The missiles will be launched without any prior notice, the statement said.

The notice follows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s March 20 statement that protecting its borders is the right and obligation of every nation.

“Syria’s forceful response to the Israeli attacks changed the rules of the game,” said Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari. He added that the threatened response is “appropriate and in line with Israel’s terrorist operation,” and that Israel “will now think a million times [before striking again].”

On March 17, Israeli military reported several airstrikes on Syrian territory; they were followed by several anti-aircraft missiles launched at Israeli warplanes flying over Syrian territory. One of the missiles was reportedly intercepted by Israel’s Arrow missile defense system. However, Syrian authorities claim they successfully downed an Israeli plane not far from Damascus.

Following the incidents, Israel threatened to conduct strikes specifically to destroy Syrian anti-air batteries.

According to Israeli leadership, the airstrikes are aimed at fighting advanced weapons smuggling to Hezbollah in Lebanon across Syrian territory.

“Our politics is very consistent,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in the wake of the airstrikes. “When we know about an attempt to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah, we do whatever we can to prevent this from happening, provided we have sufficient information and capabilities to react.”

According to media reports, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu vowed to continue fighting attempts to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah through Syria. Netanyahu denied reports that he was told to cease military operations in Syria.

Israel and Syria have not engaged in any kind of serious military confrontation since civil war broke out in Syria six years ago. The sporadic, over-the-border fire is dismissed by Israeli authorities. There are about 800 Soviet-made Scud missiles, capable of delivering half a ton of explosives, located in Syria.

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7 Comments »

  1. I imagine that America’s(and the World’s) mainstream media, are already working out the Headlines to blame Syria for an “unprovoked attack” on Israel by “Terrorists” in Syria……..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 25, 2017 | Reply

  2. No justice … no peace. The channels of justice are controlled by the zionist entity.

    Comment by rediscover911com | March 25, 2017 | Reply

  3. Strike the Zionist bastards aka criminal psychotics, President Assad!

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 26, 2017 | Reply

  4. Hey Brian, why not yell at your own fascist country for a while?. Blaming America for everything doesnt help you or your country when you’re doing the same thing.
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/25/515538/Australia-arms-exports-Saudi-Yemen

    Comment by Diaz's packed bowl | March 26, 2017 | Reply

    • My comment was directed towards the West’s MSM, NOT the American people. There’s millions of American people who would probably agree with me.(excluding you of course.)………….

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 26, 2017 | Reply

  5. A strike against Israel is–in the stinking thinking of zionists’ JEWNIVERSE–permission to unleash a Samson option. With five nuclear missle equipped Dolphin-class submarines at their command, the psychopaths who run Israel would take down the world and consider the result a ‘win’ for their evil agenda.

    I’m sure that Brian can be critical of Australia’s leaders. Some day I want to have a drink with Brian and Robert in celebration of the world-wide excorcism’s completion.

    The world-wide exorcism will not be achieved by force.

    Comment by rediscover911com | March 26, 2017 | Reply

    • “Like”……I am not critical of the American people, but I am critical of the Military Industrial Complex(and, The Deep State). Australia’s current government are truly pathetic as well. I resent any Australian company adding to the horror in Yemen(of which, we get fed bullshit by our completely owned Media)
      In what seems to have become the “Post Democratic West” I reserve the right to tip sh!t on whoever deserves it. Everyone else, including Diaz, should do the same……Cheers everyone.

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 26, 2017 | Reply


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