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Russia slams Israeli attack on Syria. US forces in Jordan on alert

Posted By admin On January 31, 2013 @ 12:41 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
Jan 31, 2013

The Syrian announcement of an Israeli air strike on a military site near Damascus [2]Wednesday, Jan. 30, drew strong condemnation from Moscow the next day: “Such action if confirmed would amount to unacceptable military interference in the war-ravaged country,” said the statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry Thursday. “If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violate the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it.”

Israel has made no comment on the Damascus statement which described in detail an Israeli air strike against a “military research institute” near the capital. Witnesses say it was a plant for manufacturing “unconventional weapons.” The facility was destroyed and two staff members killed.

Lebanese sources later reported a Russian Mig-31 fighter had crossed over Sinai Wednesday in the direction of Israel. It veered west over the Mediterranean after encountering an Israeli warning not to intrude into its air space and continued flying over Lebanon.

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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22724/Russia-slams-Israeli-attack-on-Syria-US-forces-in-Jordan-on-alert

[2] The Syrian announcement of an Israeli air strike on a military site near Damascus : http://www.debka.com/article/22722

[3] Russian Mig Buzzes Israel After Attack on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-mig-buzzes-israel-after-attack-on-syria.html

[4] High Military Alert Across Middle East Following Israeli Attack Inside Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/high-military-alert-across-middle-east-following-israeli-attack-inside-syria.html

[5] Russia upgrades Syria-based electronic station to warn Iran of US/Israeli attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-upgrades-syria-based-electronic-station-to-warn-iran-of-usisraeli-attack.html

[6] Israeli forces on high alert after Syrian gunfire hit Israeli military jeep on Golan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-forces-on-high-alert-after-syrian-gunfire-hit-israeli-military-jeep-on-golan.html

[7] Syria may respond to Israeli air strike, says ambassador: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-may-respond-to-israeli-air-strike-says-ambassador.html

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