Published On: Mon, Dec 8th, 2014

Syria Urging Sanctions against Israel over Air Strikes

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Syria has urged the UN to impose sanctions on Israel on Sunday, after the Damascus-run SANA news agency had reported that Israeli jets struck military sites near the Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around ten explosions could be heard outside a military area near Dimas.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry wrote the UN Security Council and to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for action against Israel so that these attacks are not repeated.

“The Syrian government called for imposing deterring sanctions on Israel, which did not hide its policy in supporting terrorism, calling also for taking all procedures, in accordance with the UN Charter, to prevent Israel from repeating such attacks, ” SANA reported.

According to SANA, the Foreign Ministry asserted that the attack aimed to cover up “disputes in Israel, ” namely “the collapse of the Israeli coalition government.”

Israel did not confirm the strikes, and on Sunday the IDF said it does not comment on “foreign reports.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the target in Dimas was a military position. The organization also said the strike near the Damascus airport hit a warehouse, although it was unclear what was in the building. Operations at the Damascus international airport are both civilian and military.

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