The European Union is deeply concerned with the military escalation in Syria amid Israel’s strikes and urges the sides to show restraint, European External Action Service’s (EEAS) spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said Monday.

“The military escalation throughout Syria, including the events we have seen on the Israeli border over the weekend, is deeply worrying. It could indeed lead to the dangerous spillover. We are following the situation very closely, and at the same time we urge the Syrian parties, their allies, as well as regional actors to abide by the international law, to show restraint and to avoid actions that further escalate the situation and prolong the suffering of the Syrian civilians,” Kocijancic told reporters.

The statement was made two days after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that its helicopter had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria, while the Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck Iranian targets in the Arab country.

The Israeli moves prompted a response fire from the Syrian air defense systems. In the second wave of the attack, the Israeli forces struck 12 targets in Syria, including Syrian air defense batteries and Iranian military facilities.

The Iranian side denied the allegations on the intercepting Israeli F-16 by their drone in Syria, saying that the Islamic Republic had only an “advisory, not a military presence” in Syria.

 

Source: Sputnik

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What worries them is that Syria have the (improving) means to defend itself,

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Stern Daler

EU does not care about Syrian capabilities. They are not the US. And not involved in the war.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Israel is playing with fire, and it is about to lunch an invasion to Syria. After many air attack to Syria by Israel……we still wonder ….where are the Russians ?, where is the Russia aerospace force ? Why is Russia allowing Israel to attack Russia allied (Syria-Hezbolah-Iran) ? Is Netanyahu giving orders to Putin to allow him to do whatever he wants to do ? will Russia stay at home watching on the Screen how Israel is attacking Syria ?