BEIRUT (Dispatches) – Lebanon has condemned in the strongest terms the latest Zionist airstrikes against an airbase in central Syria after the occupying regime’s warplanes violated the Arab country’s airspace to carry out the act of aggression.
The Lebanese Foreign Ministry in a statement voiced solidarity with the Syrian Arab Republic after the aerial raids, which targeted Shayrat Airbase southeast of Homs on Sunday evening, saying Beirut reserves the right to lodge a complaint with the United Nations in connection with the deadly attack.
“The ministry reaffirms that such attacks constitute a blatant violation of international laws and principles, and a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty by infringement upon its airspace by Israeli warplanes to carry out attacks,” read the statement.
“The airstrikes also pose a direct threat to the safety of civilian navigation in Lebanese airspace and to international peace and security.”
“The ministry reserves the right to file a complaint with the United Nations in New York as soon as all security data are available,” it said.
Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing a military source, said two soldiers were killed and three were wounded, and unspecified damage was caused to the site that was struck in the Zionist attacks.
The Zionist regime frequently violates Syria’s sovereignty by targeting military positions inside the Arab country, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah, which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army fight foreign-backed terrorists.
The Zionist regime mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories, which many view as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.
The occupying regime has been a key supporter of terrorist groups that have been fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria in early 2011.
Syria has repeatedly complained to the UN over Zionist assaults, urging the Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes.