Saturday, February 10, 2018

Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Have Defensive Nature : Army

Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Have Defensive Nature
Israeli airstrikes in Syria were provoked by an "act of Iran's aggression," when an Iranian drone flew into the Israel-occupied Golan Heights last night, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Israel is not interested in escalating the situation in Syria, and airstrikes on the territory of this country are of defensive nature, spokesman for the Israeli army Jonathan Conricus said.

"Syrians and Iranians, from our point of view, are playing with fire. Syrians — when they allow the Iranians to attack Israel from their territory. We are full of determination, ready and able to make everyone who tries to attack us pay the high price," the spokesperson stressed.

Comenting on the wave of IDF's strikes on numerous Syrian and Iranian military targets in Syria, Conricus said that "these were defensive actions, provoked by an act of aggression from Iran."

"We are defending our sovereignty, airspace and civilians… Our interest is to give Israeli citizens an opportunity to enjoy the weekend without further escalation," he added.

The IDF spokesman also noted that the incident, from the Israeli point of view, was not over yet.


  1. Tras el derribo del avión, Israel activó las alarmas de aviso de ataque aéreo en el norte del país y cerró parte de su espacio aéreo. Los militares sirios anunciaron que poco después del derribo del F-16 también alcanzaron a impactar un dron israelí en el oeste de la provincia de Damasco, según medios locales.
    Después, los sistemas antimisil del Ejército sirio repelieron este sábado un segundo ataque aéreo lanzado por Israel en el espacio aéreo del interior del país.

  2. An attempt to conduct yet another airstrike against targets in Syria ended badly for the Israeli military, as several of its missiles were reportedly shot down by local air defense units.

    Syrian anti-aircraft defense units managed to hit a number of Israeli missiles that were flying above a military installation in Syria, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reports.

  3. Syrian state news agency SANA has said that Syrian air defences responded to a "new Israeli aggression".

    It comes after the Israeli military said that an F-16 jet crashed in northern Israel during a mission to strike an Iranian drone installation that launched a drone into Israeli-held territory.

    The pilots of the crashed jet were reported alive, though one was severely wounded.

    In a statement, the military said that it attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets in what it described as "large-scale" raids following an exchange of fire earlier in the day.

    "A few minutes ago, (Israeli aircraft)... targeted the Syrian Aerial Defence System and Iranian targets in Syria," the statement said.

    "Twelve targets, including three aerial defence batteries and four Iranian targets that are part of Iran's military establishment in Syria were attacked."

    It added that "during the attack, anti-aircraft missiles were fired towards Israel, triggering alarms that were heard in northern Israel."

  4. Israël a prévenu samedi que l'Iran et la Syrie jouaient "avec le feu", alors que lui-même ne cherche pas l'escalade mais se tient prêt à toutes les éventualités après un brutal accès de tensions chez le voisin syrien.

    "Nous ne cherchons pas l'escalade, mais nous sommes prêts à différents scénarios", et "à faire payer cher" de tels actes, a indiqué le porte-parole de l'armée.

  5. During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up remnants of terrorists that have been suffering heavy defeats in their fight against Syrian government forces.


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