Russia’s ambassador to Syria issued a warning on Thursday that Israeli airstrikes inside of Syria are close to forcing Russia to respond; Israel has targeted several Iranian-backed sites inside of Syria for years now in order to prevent entrenchment by the world’s number one sponsor of terror.
On Thursday, Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Efimov issued more concerns regarding Israeli strikes inside of Syria in recent weeks. The ambassador claimed that the Jewish State’s airstrikes seek to “escalate tensions and allow the West to carry out military activities in Syria.”
Russia’s ambassador went as far as saying that Israeli airstrikes in Syria are “provoking” Russia to react.
Israel, for many months and even years now, has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria – largely in the region of Damascus – in order to prevent Iranian entrenchment inside the war-torn country. Iran has a host of proxy militia fighters throughout Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East. Recent strikes have resulted in the deaths of multiple Iranian-backed fighters in and around Damascus.