BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department issued a press statement on Friday that defended Israel’s “right to self-defense” inside Syria.
“The United States fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself against Iranian regional actions that endanger Israeli national security and the safety of the Israeli people,” the statement began.
“Iranian support of and supply to terrorist groups in Syria and across the region that have the clear intent and capability to strike Israel are unacceptable. The United States fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself against the Iranian regime’s aggressive adventurism, and we will continue to ensure that Israel has the military capacity to do so decisively,” the State Department said.
They would add that it’s “the commitment of the Trump Administration and the American people to ensuring Israel’s security is both enduring and unshakable.”
Contrasting the State Department’s claims of attacking the Iranian forces in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army said that the Israeli airstrikes hit their 4th Armored Division’s base inside the west Damascus town of Qatana.