Israel will be made to pay for its recent attacks on Syria, the country’s Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad threatened during an interview with RT that was aired on September 24.
Mekdad said that Syria will not forget those who were killed in Israel’s recent attacks or the destruction these attacks inflicted on the international airports of Damascus and Aleppo. The minister went on to vow that Syria will respond to the attacks, without elaborating.
“We will respond, but there is no need to say how and in what way we will respond, and Israel will discover at one time or another that the price of its attacks will be too high,” Mekdad said.
Israel launched two attacks on Aleppo airport and two others on the airport of Damascus over the past month. The attacks claimed the lives of five Syrian service members and wounded at least five others. Most of the casualties were air defense operators.
The recent Israeli attacks were reportedly meant to disturb Iranian weapons shipments to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Tel Aviv claimed earlier this year that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was smuggling weapons to the group via Syrian airports. Iranian airliners were allegedly being used for this purpose.
A recent report by the New York Times said that the alliance, known as the “Axis of Resistance,” have agreed to respond to Israel’s repeated attacks by striking US bases in Syria.
A US in the northeastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor was targeted with rockets just a day after the last Israeli attack on Syria, which was on September 17. The attack was attributed to Iranian-backed forces. No casualties or losses were reported.
Mekdad threats indicate that Axis of Resistance may be planning for a more serious response, one which could finally deter Israel and end its attacks on Syria.