Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-13 01:42:17|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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DAMASCUS, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the Israeli actions in Syria are no different from those of Islamic State (IS) militants, state news agency SANA reported.

The ministry made the remarks in its letters to the UN about the Israeli missile attack on Syrian military sites in the capital Damascus on Friday.

"These coward attacks and the deliberate repetition of such dangerous provocations indicate the reality of what Israel is doing, which doesn't differ from the actions of the IS and the al-Qaida Nusra Front," the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the ministry said the "dangerous and aggressive" approach of Israel would not happen without the political, military and media covers of the United States.

The ministry further charged that the U.S. support to Israel enables it to continue its "state terrorism," which "threatens the peace and security in the region with impunity."

The ministry urged the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities to deter such attacks by Israel.

On Friday night, Israel carried out missile strikes on military bases around the capital Damascus.

The Syrian army said its air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus international airport was damaged.