Russia Worried by Reports of Israeli Strike in Syria

World | January 31, 2013, Thursday // 15:55|  views

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Russia has expressed its concern over reports of Israeli air strikes on Syrian territory.

Syria's army said Israeli jets had targeted a military research centre north-west of Damascus on Wednesday.

"If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it," Russia's Foreign Ministry has said in a statement.

Israel has not officially commented on the reported incident.

Earlier this week, Israeli officials voiced alarm over Syrian chemical or biological weapons possibly falling into the hands of Hezbollah or other militant groups which might use them against Israel.

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