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Ex-Envoy: Syria to Give Firm Response to Israel’s Aggression

23 August 2015 12:12


Nazan Qablan, former Syrian ambassador to Turkey, vowed that his country would give a crushing response to the recent Israeli attack.

“Syria will not leave the Israeli aggression without a firm response,” Qablan told FNA on Saturday.

He reiterated that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing with fire in its war on the Kurds, and said, “Today there are over 20 million Kurds in Turkey and the differences between the Turkey’s Kurds and the Turkish government date back to a long time ago and the terrorist attacks of Kurds in Turkey are the result of Erdogan’s stupid policies by suppressing their protests.”

Qablan pointed to Turkey’s plan to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria, and said, “A buffer zone cannot be free from Turkey’s danger and if Turkey is looking for creating a safe region it should stop its interferences in Syria.”

On Friday, the Israeli Air Force resumed airstrikes on Western Syria, targeting Brigade 68 Base in Khan Al-Sheih in Damascus province and Brigade 90 Base in the al-Quneitra province after a six hour halt in attacks that followed their multiple air raids over the Golan Heights.

The Brigade 68 Base has no heavy weaponry that can reach Israel’s borders and the soldiers inside its perimeter have been under siege by the al-Qaeda-linked group of al-Nusra Front and their allies from Ajnad al-Sham and Jeish al-Islam.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli aircraft were identified as helicopters that crossed into the Syrian Golan Heights before midnight on Thursday night.

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