Army Command: Israeli Warplanes Violated Syrian Airspace and Bombarded
Scientific Research Center in Damascus Countryside
Jan 30, 2013
DAMASCUS, (SANA - official Syrian news agency) – The General Command of the
Army and Armed Forces said that Israeli warplanes violated Syrian airspace
on Wednesday dawn and bombarded directly a scientific research center
responsible for raising the levels of resistance and self-defense in Jamraya
area in Damascus Countryside.
In a statement, the General Command that this attack came after Israel and
other countries that oppose the Syrian people utilized their pawns in Syria
to attack select vital and military locations in an attempt to undermine
Syria's support for the resistance and just rights in the region, with these
pawns succeeding and failing to strike at sites such as air defense systems
over a period of almost two years.
The statement said that Israeli warplanes snuck from the north of Al-Sheikh
Mountain, flying at a low altitude and below radars, heading to Jamraya in
Damascus Countryside where a branch of a scientific research center is
located and bombarded the location before sneaking away.
The aggression resulted in considerable material damages and destruction to
the building, in addition to a vehicular development center and a garage,
martyring two workers and injuring five others.
The statement stressed that the allegations of some media outlets that the
Israeli warplanes targeted a convoy headed from Syria to Lebanon are
baseless, with the General Command affirming that the Israeli warplane
targeted a scientific research facility in blatant violation of Syrian
sovereignty and airspace.
The General Command said that it has become clear to everyone that Israel is
the motivator, beneficiary and sometimes executor of the terrorist acts
which target Syria and its resistant people, with some countries that
support terrorism being accomplices in this, primarily Turkey and Qatar.
The statement said that this blatant aggression adds up to Israel's long
history of aggression and crime against Arabs and Muslim, putting forth this
act of Israeli arrogance and grave transgression upon Syrian sovereignty
before the international community.
The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces concluded by affirming that
such criminal acts will not weaken Syria and its role and will not dissuade
Syrians from continuing to support resistance movements and just Arab
causes, primarily the Palestinian cause.