Israeli War Against Syria? Netanyahu Confirms Air Strikes Kill 10 Syrian Soldiers
JERUSALEM, June 23 (Xinhua) — Israel has carried out an overnight raid against Syria, which reportedly resulted in the death of at least 10 Syrian soldiers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
“Overnight we forcefully responded against Syrian positions, and if needed we will use additional force,” Netanyahu told members of his governing Likud faction on Monday, Ynet News reported.
The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) strike against the Syrian army, which included missiles fired by fighter jets on the Syrian side of the border, came in response to a cross-border attack from Syria which killed a 13-year-old Israeli boy, Mohammed Karaka, on Sunday morning.
But the problem here is how does Israel confirm if ISIL-ISIS did not in fact launch the provocative missile from Syria into Israel? ISIL has also had heavy arms while in Syria, as one news report on June 9 below indicates:
Warlords may turn Syria into another Somalia: Brahimi
Islam Times – Former UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says the Arab country could become “another Somalia” ruled by warlords.
Brahimi said in an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel that the whole region may “blow up” if a political solution is not found to end the violence in Syria.
“It will become another Somalia. It will not be divided, as many have predicted. It’s going to be a failed state, with warlords all over the place,” he said when asked what he anticipated would finally become of Syria.
The former UN-Arab League special representative for Syria also warned that the rise of the militant groups in Syria would pose a danger to the region and the West.
Brahimi stressed that al-Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is “active in both Syria and Iraq already, and Jordan is really struggling to continue resisting. Even Turkey. According to a senior Iraqi official, ISIS (ISIL) has carried out 100 operations in Syria and 1,000 operations in Iraq in just three months.”