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Iran condemns Israel’s strikes on Syria — diplomat

May 11, 8:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Earlier, Syria’s air defense forces downed dozens of Israeli missiles fired from the Golan Heights

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MOSCOW, May 11. /TASS/. Tehran condemns the Israeli strikes on the territory of Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi was quoted as saying by the Press TV on Friday.

"The Zionist regime's repeated attacks on Syrian soil under self-proclaimed, baseless pretexts amount to a blatant violation of Syria's sovereignty and goes against all international conventions," the official said.

Earlier this week, the pro-Iranian Al-Quds forces deployed in Syria launched no less than 20 missiles and other projectiles at the advanced positions of Israeli Army units on the Golan Heights. Israel intercepted some of the Iranian missiles with the aid of the Iron Dome air defense systems while others fell short of striking the targets. Shortly after that, Israel delivered airstrikes at the Syrian army positions in Khan Arnaba, Tell al-Ahmar, Tell al-Qbaa and Qasr al-Naql in the Quneitra province some 40 kilometers of Damascus. SANA news agency said later Syria’s air defense forces had downed dozens Israeli missiles fired from the territory of the occupied Golan Heights.

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