Analyst: Israel furious at Tehran's powerful stance in upcoming Syria talks

Analyst: Israel furious at Tehran's powerful stance in upcoming Syria talks

Israel has embarked on the recent rocket attacks against a military air facility near Damascus because it is angry at Iran's completely upper hand in the upcoming Syria talks in Astana while Saudi Arabia and its allies have grown weak, a prominent Syrian analyst said.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - "The recent aggression by the Zionist regime against Syria was the result of the recent victories by the army and the resistance front in Aleppo, Qalamoun and Damascus province as well as isolation of Saudi Arabia and Israel on the threshold of the Astana talks," Mohammad Nasour said on Saturday.

"Israel's aggression and violation of Syria's sovereignty was done as we approach a political solution to the crisis in Syria which is the result of the Damascus and its allies' important achievements in the battle ground and at the political levels," he added.

Nasour warned that Israel is seeking to intensify violence and bloodshed in the region.

Syrian sources confirmed on Friday that Israel has launched an attack on a military airport near Damascus.

Syrian State TV said that al-Mezzeh military air facility was struck several times near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Israeli rockets took aim at an ammunition depot, producing an enormous explosion, according to the state TV.

The airport is a major strategic asset used by Syrian elites, military officials and troops as a transit complex.

​The Syrian government also used the airport as a military outpost to launch artillery shells at former terrorist-held areas in the suburbs of Damascus.

Following the attacks, a Syrian army spokesman warned that Israel would face repercussions of the "flagrant" attack on the al-Mezzeh military airport.

A spokesman was also quoted on the state TV as saying that the projectiles originated near Lake Tiberias in Northern Israel just after midnight.

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