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May 5, 2013 11:12 am

Syrian Official: Damascus Strike ‘Declaration of War’ by Israel

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CNN – Damascus, Syria – A Syrian official called an attack Sunday on the nation’s military research facility a “declaration of war” by Israel.

In an interview with CNN, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad said the attack represented an alliance between Islamic terrorists and Israel.

He added that Syria would retaliate against Israel in its own time and way.

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  • jerry hersch

    Hezbollah has been able to entrench and fortify southern Lebanon for many years affording Assad a southern protective buffer for any activity North of that zone.
    Flanking that area to the east is Syria’s Route 7 which goes basically between the Golan and Damascus that route has been under contention by both sides.Creating a barrier on that route either by Assad loyal forces or by Hezbollah would be a primary Assad goal.