Syrian government files complaint with the UN
The Syrian government is upset with Israel over airstrikes in the Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
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In the complaint, addressed in separate official letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the president of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Syria emphasized that the aggression showed that the Israeli regime was directly involved in backing the militant groups operating inside Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
The formal letters also condemned the Israeli attack as flagrant violation of the disengagement agreement of 1974, the UN Charter and the international law, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported on Thursday.
“The government of Syrian Arab Republic, while submitting those events to [the] Security Council, calls on it to condemn the Israeli aggression as a violation of the disengagement agreement and international law… as well as… a state of disorder in the disengagement zone and its surroundings,” the Syrian complaint included.
According to SANA, Israeli forces fired four missiles during the early hours of Wednesday from al-Sateh hill and al-Khwein in Golan toward the al-Hamidiyeh area in Syria.
The Israelis later launched four tank shells towards the Syrian territory.
“This aggression stresses once again reality of the Zionist entity’s direct involvement in backing and supporting terrorist groups and proves beyond any doubt the extent of existing coordination between Zionist enemy and those groups,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in the complaint letters.