Over the past few years, Israel has conducted a spate of airstrikes on Syrian soil, which Tel Aviv says are aimed @ countering the alleged Iranian military presence in the country.
Mohammad Baqeri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has pledged retaliation against Israel’s possible moves to take aim at what the general described as a “resistance front”, an apparent nod to an alleged alliance between Iran, the Syrian government, and the Hezbollah group.
The Iranian military said that the Jewish state believes it can “constantly target the Syrian soil, and make mischievous moves in various places and the seas” without receiving any fitting response.
The general declined to comment on who was behind the recent incidents, including attacks on Israeli-owned ships and a missile strike targeting the Jewish state’s nuclear facility, but expressed confidence that “the resistance front will give the Zionists a fundamental reply.
The remarks came a few days after the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced that the country’s military had attacked missile batteries in Syria, responding to the launch of a missile that fell earlier in the day near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center.
Earlier, Syria’s state-run SANA media outlet reported that Syrian air defense systems had repelled an Israeli rocket attack near the capital of Damascus. At least four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured in the attack, which occurred about 45 km northeast of Damascus.
Syria has been consistently reporting airstrikes from Israel, which typically does not comment on the matter. The Syrian government has repeatedly attributed the missile attacks, which, in particular, targeted armament depots in Syria, to the work of the IDF.
Tel Aviv insists that Tehran is providing weapons to Damascus as a means of attacking Israel. Iran denies having a military presence in the Arab Republic apart from advisers sent in at the request of Damascus to help the Syrian government fight terrorist groups.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.