Damascus warns Israel of “more surprises” in Syria

Damascus warns Israel of "more surprises" in Syria

by Reuters
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:08 GMT

DAMASCUS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The Syrian government said on Tuesday that Israel would face "more surprises" in future attacks on Syria’s territory, after Syrian air defences shot down an Israeli F-16 jet.

Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria early on Saturday. Both Iran and Russia are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s near seven-year civil war.

"Have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war – this war of attrition Syria has been exposed to for years – had made it incapable of confronting attacks," assistant foreign minister Ayman Sussan said.

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