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Syria: Latest Israeli aggression directly coordinated with Daesh terrorist attack

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This picture shows the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on residential neighborhoods in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, on March 7, 2022. (Photo by SANA)

The Syrian Foreign Ministry says the latest Israeli airstrikes on several sites near the capital Damascus and a Daesh terrorist attack on an army bus in the Palmyra desert in central Syria illustrate clear and direct coordination between the two acts of aggression.

“It was not a coincidence that the Israeli enemy’s latest aggression on residential neighborhoods in the suburbs of Damascus in the early hours of March 7 took place only hours after the Daesh terrorist group committed a crime which claimed the lives of a number of brave Syrian Arab Army soldiers,” the ministry said in a statement.

It argued that the co-occurrence of the two criminal acts demonstrated close and direct coordination between them.

The Syrian foreign ministry went on to say that the Damascus government has warned about the repercussions of Israel’s repeated attacks on the Syrian soil, which have killed dozens of people, inflicted heavy losses on the country’s infrastructure, and instilled fear in the civilian population, particularly women and children.

The statement also called on the United Nations and the UN Security Council to fulfill their responsibilities and avoid double standards in responding to such “seriously risky actions.”

Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing an unnamed military official, reported that Israeli jets struck several sites near Damascus at around 5 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) on Monday, killing two civilians and causing material damage.

The official said most of the incoming missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defenses.

The incident took place only a day after at least 13 Syrian army personnel were killed and several others injured in an attack by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists on their bus as they were traveling in the central province of Homs.

The incident took place in the desert region of the city of Palmyra in the countryside of Homs.

“At nearly 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, a military bus was targeted by a terrorist attack with various types of weapons in Palmyra countryside of al-Badiyah, east of the Third Station,” SANA reported, citing military sources.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.

The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories which many regard as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.

Israel has been a key supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria in March 2011.

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