The chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has warned Irael against further violations of Syria’s airspace.
“It’s not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate the land and airspace of Syria anytime it wants,” Major General Mohammad Baqeri said during a press conference with Chief of the General Staff of the Syrian Arab Army General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub in Damascus on Wednesday.
The Iranian Military Chief promised to increase cooperation with the Syrian military “to confront our common enemies, the Zionists and terrorists”.
The comment followed the recent Israeli strikes on a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus that had launched a missile at Israeli aircraft. The aircraft were flying over Lebanon and suffered no damage, according to the Israeli military. In turn, the Syrian Defense Ministry said that the missile hit some Israeli aircraft that had violated the Syria airspace.
It’s interesting to note that few hours after the Syrian Defese Ministry’s statement on the issue, the Israeli military announced that its F-35 suffered a bird strike and went unserviceable. (More about this issue here: Israel Is Hiding That Its State-Of-Art F-35 Warplane Was Hit By Syrian S-200 Missile – Reports)
Israeli forces conduct strikes against Syria-based targets on a regular basis, in general claiming that it hits units and facilities belonging to or destined for Hezbollah. (More about: Israeli Defense Forces: Military Capabilities, Scenarios for the Third Lebanon War)
During the press conference, the Syrian chief of the general staff affirmed that “the war against terrorism will continue till eliminating it completely and restoring security and stability to all the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic.”
“Washington is trying to hinder the advancement of the Syrian Arab Army in its operations against terrorism through the groups which became under its control or through instructing terrorist organizations such as ISIS and others to attack the Syrian Army,” Ayyoub said.