BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s High Command issued a formal warning to the Israeli military on Thursday night, threatening to retaliate against any form of aggression that endangers Syria’s sovereignty.
“The army command and armed forces warn Israel of repercussions for their flagrant attacks on our soil,” the formal statement from the Syrian Army’s High Command read.
Israeli rockets reportedly struck the Mezzeh Airbase in western Damascus on Thursday night, just one hour after a suicide bombing took place in the Kafr Sousa District of the provincial capital.
Despite the accusations by the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command, Israeli officials have not yet commented on this attack.
A senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar News this morning that the missiles responsible for the massive explosions at the Mezzeh Airbase were too sophisticated for rebel use.
The officer added that the Syrian Air Defense confirmed the origin of the missiles, claiming they came from the Lake Tiberias area of Israel.
Thursday’s attack marked the first time this year that the Israelis have attacked the Syrian government forces inside Syria.