Syria filed an official complaint against Israel to the United Nations Security Council following Israel Air Force airstrikes on a nuclear and biological weapons factory, claiming the attack supports terrorism.
Syria sent the complaint on Thursday, accusing Israel of “system behavior to protect terrorist”, referring to rebel forces and the Islamic State- forces fighting against Assad’s regime.
The letter states, “The Israeli attacks have become systematic behavior to protect the terrorists from al-Nusra Front and ISIS. It is inconceivable that the [United Nations] Security Council has so far taken no action to put an end to these blatant attacks. Israel’s protection of terrorists has become immune to accountability. Those who attack the Syrian army provide direct support for terrorism because the Syrian army and its allies are those who fight terrorism on behalf of the entire world.”
Israel carried out airstrikes overnight Thursday on Syria’s Scientific Studies Research Center (CERS) in Hama close to the town of Masyaf. The center is known for the development and production of biological and chemical weapons and medium range missiles.
Syria confirmed the strikes, reporting of four Israeli jets carrying out strikes around 2:30 am Thursday. It stated “Israeli warplanes fired several rockets from the Lebanese airspace at 02:42 a.m. on Thursday targeting one of the Syrian military posts near Massyaf, killing two army personnel and causing material damage to the site” and that Syria “warns of the serious consequences of these kinds of aggressive activities against the security and stability in the region.”
The Syrian army claimed the attacks were proof of Israel’s support of ISIS and rebel forces. Part of the statement released by the army reads, “The [Syrian] army is determined to destroy terrorism and obliterate it in all Syrian territory, and it doesn’t matter what kind of aid is given to these terror gangs,” referring to foreign aid (mainly from the United States) to rebel forces.
The events come following a report this week from the Commission of Inquiry on Syria for the United Nations confirming that Assad’s regime did use chemical weapons during the April 4th attacks on Khan Sheikhoun. The attack was carried out on the rebel stronghold that was home to over 900,000 displaced Syrians before the attacks, killing 83 and injuring hundreds.
The report reads “The commission finds that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Syrian forces attacked Khan Sheikhoun with a sarin bomb at approximately 6.45 a.m. on 4 April, constituting the war crimes of using chemical weapons and indiscriminate attacks in a civilian inhabited area,” confirming the “attack was perpetrated by the Syrian air force.”
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This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, September 8, 2017, and reposted with permission.