Iran, Syria Prepare for Retaliation Against Israel for Air Strikes

Ken 2013/05/05 17:30:23

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Iran, Syria prep retaliation for Israeli airstrikes

Officials warn of terrorist attacks in Africa, South America

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TEL AVIV – Iran has instructed the Al Quds unit of the
Revolutionary Guard to prepare a response to Israel’s reported
airstrikes Sunday and Friday against Syrian targets, according to
informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials, speaking to WND, said Syria and Iran are determined to
respond to the Israeli strikes. The officials said the retaliation may
not be launched from Syrian territory but instead could come in the form
of a terrorist attack against Israelis in Africa or South America.

Large explosions rocked Damascus early Sunday with Syria blaming
Israel for the strikes, which reportedly targeted a military research
center in Jamraya near Damascus.

The reports followed confirmations Saturday by anonymous Israeli
officials that the Israel Air Force had carried out a strike against
Syria on Friday targeting a shipment of advanced missiles bound for

The New York Times quoted U.S. officials saying the strike targeted Iranian Fateh-110 missiles headed for Hezbollah.

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi was quoted by state-run media
saying the Israeli air strikes “opens the door to all possibilities.”

Lebanese media quoted Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi, the chief of staff of
the Iranian armed forces, as saying: “Resistance forces will respond to
the Israeli aggression.”

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