Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan– The Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, and the president of the UN’s Security Council, Sylvie Lucas, to “condemn the Israeli aggression” on Syria (in reference to Israeli rockets which hit Syria’s Golan this week), considering it a violation to the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israeli and Syrian forces and to the international law, deeming the recent incident a reason for escalating tension.
On Wednesday, the Israeli forces fired several rockets which hit the Syrian side of Golan Heights, resulting in deaths and injuries in the ranks of the Syrian forces. In their turn, the pro-Assad border guards opened fire on the Israeli army, according to media sources.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of supporting “terrorist armed groups” (in reference to Syria rebels), adding that the Israeli “aggression” is aimed at “reducing pressure” on the opposition’s armed groups.
The Israeli-Syrian borders stayed relatively calm since the end of October War in 1973. However, it saw violations on both sides since the Syrian crisis started in March 2011.
Reporting by: Ehmed Herbi
Source: ARA News
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