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Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli assaults

The aerial view of T-4 air base in the Syrian province of Homs.

Syria has warned about the “dangerous repercussions” of Israeli assaults on its territories, stressing that a recent attack on an air base in the Arab country’s province of Homs would not have been possible without massive US support.

The warning was made by the Syrian Foreign Ministry in a letter to the United Nations secretary general and the UNSC president on Monday, Syria's official news agency SANA reported.

Two Israeli F-15 warplanes carried out strikes from Lebanese air space on T-4 air base in Homs on Sunday that killed and wounded several people. Syrian air defense systems shot down five out of eight missiles fired.

In the framework of its policies based on practicing state terror and providing constant support for armed terrorist groups as well as violating UNSC resolutions, the authorities of the Israeli regime renewed acts of aggression against Syrian territories, with Israeli F15 jets launching missiles from the Lebanese airspace on T-4 airport in Homs province, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said in the letter.

The ministry noted that Israel’s repeated acts of aggression against Syria had failed to protect the regime’s partners and agents represented by terrorist groups and had not prevented the Syrian army from achieving gains against terrorism.

“The Syrian Arab Republic will spare no effort to defend its territories, people and sovereignty by all possible means guaranteed by the UN Charter and the provisions of international human law and … international law,” it added.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry called on the UNSC to condemn these blatant Israeli aggressions and adopt strict measures to prevent their recurrence.

Earlier, SANA reported that the US was suspected of launching a missile attack on T-4 military airport in Homs after US President Donald Trump promised a “big price” to be paid for what he said was a chemical weapons attack in the Arab country.

The Syrian state media later reported that the deadly attack was carried out by Israeli warplanes.

The alleged chemical attack on the militant-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region over the weekend left dozens dead and drew international condemnation from various countries and international bodies.

The Syrian government, in a statement released late on Saturday, strongly rejected the allegation of using chemical munitions and said that the so-called Jaish al-Islam Takfiri terrorist group, which has dominant presence in Douma, was repeating the accusations “in order to accuse the Syrian Arab army, in a blatant attempt to hinder the Army’s advance.”

Moscow also rejected the accusations against the Syrian government as bogus reports and warned of consequences of an attack on Damascus.

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