Damascus warns Israeli military of 'more surprises' on Syrian soil
The Syrian government has warned the Israeli military of “more surprises” should Tel Aviv commit any further acts of aggression against the Arab country plagued by foreign-sponsored militancy.
“Have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war - this war of attrition Syria has been exposed to for years - had made it incapable of confronting attacks,” Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs said at a news conference in the capital Damascus on Tuesday.
He added, “God willing they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack Syria.”
The remarks came only two days after the usurper regime’s premier Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israeli forces would press ahead with their operations inside Syria even though Syrian air defense systems downed an intruding Israeli F-16 warplane.
The Zionist regime's minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, said on Tuesday that Tel Aviv “does accept any limitations” on Syria military offensives.
On Saturday, Syria’s state television, citing an unnamed Syrian military official, reported that air defense systems had struck at least one intruding Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft. The official added that the aircraft had targeted a Syrian army base in the central region of the country.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the downing of the Israeli F-16 warplane will establish new rules of engagement with the Tel Aviv regime’s acts of aggression.