Assad Calls for Military ‘Heightened Alert’ in Face of Israeli Threats
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Wednesday called on the army to be in a state of “heightened alert" to face Israeli threats.
"Our region is currently going through a very rough patch which requires the highest level of vigilance and preparation," Assad said in a message to the armed forces to mark the army's 56th anniversary.
"The Zionist enemy is pursuing its aggressive and expansionist plan, and its threats continue," Assad’s message said, carried by the official Syrian news agency, SANA.
“The Zionist enemy is continuing with its aggressive policies which threat the peace process,” he added.
Israel has repeatedly threatened Syria with attacks if it does not stop its support for the Lebanese Hizbollah resistance movement.
Israel has already attacked Syrian radar stations in Lebanon twice since April.
Hizbollah forces have repeatedly attacked Israeli troops occupying the Shabaa Farms area, which Lebanon and Syria both say should have been included in the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon in May 2000 – Albawaba.com
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