ISRAEL’S defence minister has vowed to protect his country against Iran’s aggression and refused to rule out breaching Syrian airspace to launch future attacks.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israel has “total freedom of action” in Syrian airspace if necessary.
He told Walla News: “We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests.”
Mr Lieberman’s warning comes after reports Syrian anti-aircraft defences shot down missiles fired at the air base of Shayrat in Homs province on Tuesday.
Syria and its main allies Iran and Russia blamed Israel for that attack. Israel did not confirmed or deny mounting the raid.
The strikes also come only days after the US, Britain and France attacked Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on April 7 on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the US, British, and French strikes in Syria his country will continue "to move against Iran in Syria”.