Syria’s President Assad says Syria is capable of facing Israel in 1st comments since airstrikes – @AP
Iran FM meets Assad, says time to dissuade Israel
Israeli Attack Exposes Assad’s Air Defense Weakness
It was too late when air raid sirens wailed at one of Syria’s most fortified military compounds. Israeli jets were already attacking the Hameh complex and civilian employees in nearby housing were scrambling for cover with their families.
President Bashar Assad said Tuesday the Syrian army is capable of confronting Israel, saying the airstrikes represented an act of terrorism aimed at Syria.
“The Syrian people and its army who have made important achievements by fighting terrorist and Takfiri groups are capable of confronting Israel’s ventures that represent one of the many faces of terrorism targeting Syria today,” he said during his meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Syria’s state TV reported.