Syria: Israeli strikes aim to support terrorists

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This photo released on the official Facebook page of Syrian President Bashar Assad, shows Syrian president Bashar Assad, right, surrounded by bodyguards as young people, wave at him during the inauguration ceremony on Saturday of a statue dedicated to "martyrs" from Syrian universities who died in the country\'s two-year-old uprising and civil war, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, May. 4, 2013. Assad\'s second public appearance in a week came as Israeli officials confirmed the country\'s air force carried out a strike against Syria, saying it targeted a shipment of advanced missiles bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. (AP Photo)

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syria has condemned the Israeli airstrikes against targets around Damascus, saying the attacks aim "to give direct military support to terrorist groups" fighting the government.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry also said Sunday in a letter sent to the United Nations and the U.N. Security Council that the "Israeli aggression" killed and wounded several people and "caused widespread destruction."

Syria's government refers to rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad's regime as "terrorists."

 
 
 

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