Syria says it is mulling strike on Israel's Tel Aviv airport

Damascus, SyriaUpdated: Jan 23, 2019, 10:27 AM IST
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File photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Syria said it was mulling over the possible strike as retaliation. Israel had on Monday announced that it had carried out an airstrike on Iranian warehouses at Damascus airport. 

The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Mission to the United Nations said that Syria is mulling attacking Israel's Tel Aviv airport in retaliation to the recent airstrike carried out by Israel on Damascus airport.

Furthermore, the Permanent Representative, Bashar Jaafari, called for the United Nations Security Council to take "action to stop constant Israeli attacks on Syrian territories," according to Sputnik.

Jaafari also added that Damascus was mulling over the "symmetric" strike on Tel Aviv airport as part of its right to self-defence.

The Israeli airstrikes were carried out Monday against Iranian targets in Syria, CNN had reported. 

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) claimed to have struck Iranian warehouses at the Damascus airport.