Syria says Israel’s latest air raid, which coincided with a terror attack against Syrian army troops, proves that the regime commits such aerial acts of aggression in full coordination with the terror groups operating on the ground in the Arab country, calling on the United Nations to act decisively to stop Tel Aviv.
In a letter addressed to the UN secretary general and the president of the Security Council on Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry drew the world body’s attention to the simultaneity of the missile strike on Tuesday near Damascus and a deadly terrorist attack against a bus carrying Syrian government forces in the southwestern province of Dara’a.
This is indicative of “full cooperation and coordination” between Israel and its allied terrorists, on the one side, and the separatist groups, on the other, aimed at prolonging the foreign-backed crisis plaguing Syria, said the letter.
Late on Tuesday, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that the country had confronted a number of Israeli missiles fired from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights towards the areas surrounding the capital, Damascus.
The news agency had reported earlier in the day that a number of Syrian troops were killed in an attack on their bus in Dara’a.
The report did not specify the number of fatalities or how the attack took place, but a war monitor, which calls itself the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, claimed that at least 21 Syrian forces had been killed in a militant ambush.
Syrian government forces had, on Monday, foiled a "large-scale terrorist operation" by killing at least three terrorists and arresting three others who intended to launch attacks across Damascus.
In the letter, the Syrian Foreign Ministry further reminded the UN that the Israeli missile strike was “in flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolution No.350 for 1974 regarding the Disengagement Forces treaty.”
It called on the Security Council “to assume its responsibility in maintaining the international security and peace, taking swift and decisive measures to prevent Israel from repeating such terrorist attacks, [and] holding it responsible for its crimes in violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions No. 242, 338, 350 and 497.”
The letter said such acts of aggression and “suspicious movements” will not affect Syria’s determination to continue fulfilling its constitutional rights and its legitimate war against terrorism.
In recent months, Syrian government forces have dealt heavy blows to terrorists.
In the meantime, Israel and the United States have frequently attacked certain positions inside Syria in what is considered an attempt to prop up anti-Damascus terrorists.
The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories, which many view as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in curbing terrorism.
The US forces were until recently airlifting members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from one place in Syria to another, under the cover of darkness, in order to save them in the face of advancement and territorial gains by government forces.